What are Thinking Maps? • Thinking Maps are eight visual-verbal learning tools, each based on a fundamental thinking process and used together as a set of tools for showing relationships. Thinking Maps give all students and teachers a common language for meaningful learning.
Honey Island’s Goal for Using Thinking Maps • Our goal for student use of Thinking Maps is for all students to learn the eight maps and the thinking processes which they represent. Once learned, we want the students to be able to apply the maps across all subjects and activities, applying the maps to assist them in organizing their thinking. We also want students to utililze the maps as a way to organize their writing.
The Eight Maps • Please refer to the title slide for pictures of the eight maps. They include: • Circle Map – “Defining in Context” • Bubble Map – “Describing Qualities” • Double Bubble Map – “Comparing and Contrasting” • Tree Map – “Classifying” • Brace Map – “Part-Whole” • Flow Map – “Sequencing” • Multi-Flow Map – “Cause and Effect” • Bridge Map – “Seeing Analogies”
Circle Map • The Circle Map is used for Brainstorming ideas and for showing prior knowledge about a topic. The center circle represents the topic. The outside circle will contain written or drawn information about the topic. In the following examples, students brainstormed and defined topics related to school safety.
No fighting No drugs Protect school property Stay out of school kitchen No weapons No name calling Always have a buddy Safe School Children playing nicely Follow the rules Teachers teaching and students learning Helping each other No littering No running Get good grades Follow directions Using CHAMPS Practice FISH
Use a zero voice when walking in the hall Use kind words Greet people nicely! No bad words Use respectful words! No lying Conversationat a Safe School Tell an adult if you see something unsafe No bullying words! Before first bell - #1 voice, after first bell – 0 voice Follow CHAMPS Talk politely Raise your hand! Zero voice when someone is speaking
Have fun! No bullying Listen to the teacher Have a buddy with you No running in the hall Keep all personal things at home, like CDs, games, etc. Do not bring weapons, drugs, matches, or cell phones Follow Champs Actions at a Safe School Use appropriate language Stay in personal space Use FISH! Stay in school safety zone Help your friends! Respect school property Follow expectations everywhere! Be there!
Drugs or medicine Bows and arrows weapons matches guns lasers knives Cell phones Pocket knives alcohol Items Not to Bring to School Cigarette lighters Video games and players BB Gun fireworks Toys (unless for show and tell) Box cutters No radio or iPods No pets No cough drops
Be friendly to new people Being polite “Be There” sharing Good attitude toward others Helping others Use FISH! No bullying Having fun A Friendly School No drugs No weapons Be nice! “Make Their Day” Don’t leave anyone out! Play with everyone Follow school expectations Give Compliments Help the substitutes Listen to others! Standing up for others
Don’t destroy school property Do not steal Do not bully others Don’t fight No spitting Don’t use bad language Do not be disrespectful to teachers/adults Things NOT to do at School Don’t scream at the teacher Do not litter Don’t bring guns, cigarettes, drugs, knives, brass knuckles, alcohol, or matches No teasing No pushing in line No pulling the fire alarm! Do not disobey the teachers