Student Successes with Thinking MapsÃ‚Â®
School-Based Research, Results, and Models for Achievement Using Visual Tools
PUBLISHER: Corwin Press
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`Following a presentation of the what, why, and how of Thinking Maps, the reader is treated to a panoramic view into schools that have successfully used this unique tool kit to bridge the gap from research to practice. All are worthy models to examine-and follow-as schools focus on continuous growth for all through both individual and school improvement. The book is a "must read!"' - Marti Richardson, President, National Staff Development Council
How do we support all learners to use thinking skills across disciplines?
Visual organizers reflect what we know of how the brain processes, stores, links, and builds new learning. In this new resource David Hyerle, the originator of Thinking Maps, shares stories from teachers, principals, and trainers who have adopted the maps to increase student achievement and revitalize learning communities.
Among the specific successes here, teachers and leaders will find ways to use Thinking Maps as a visual language and a frame of reference to:
- Help all students access difficult content areas
- Provide a bridge to overcome cultural disconnects between teachers and learners
- Spur higher-order thinking and discussion even in young children
- Offer a tool to assess content understanding in students with limited English
- Provide a means for students to think and talk more deeply about mathematics
- Provide prompts and organizers for more effective writing
- Offer new learning supports for students with differences
- Provide a common learning community toolbox for teachers, students, and parents
- Integrate learning across grades and subjects and from prior knowledge to new learning
Students, teachers, and administrators, have proven that thinking maps are a key to improving performance by students across cultures and languages, raising the quality of instruction and offering new pathways to sustain constructive conversations within schools.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/27/2004
CATEGORY: Education, Self-Help