"Students of all ages and stages of development can profit from the clarity that Thinking Maps provide."
—Bena Kallick, Co-Director
Institute for Habits of Mind, Westport, CT
"This is one of the rare books that links research and practice to show the true impact of a specific instructional approach on student learning. The research, experiences from the field, vignettes, and work samples are excellent."
—Giselle O. Martin-Kniep, President
Learner-Centered Initiatives, Ltd., Floral Park, NY
Use Thinking Maps as a GPS for student success
Neuroscientists tell us that the brain organizes information in networks and maps. What better way to teach students to express their ideas than with the same method used by the brain? Student Successes With Thinking Maps presents eight powerful visual models that boost all learners' metacognitive and critical thinking skills. Enriched with new research, a wealth of examples, and cross-content applications, the book also shows how Thinking Maps serve as valuable assessment tools. This novel and effective model helps students
- Organize thoughts
- Examine relationships
- Enhance reasoning skills
- Create connections between subjects
- Engage with content
The visual nature of Thinking Maps helps level the playing field and is ideal for inclusive settings. Additionally, educators have found that using Thinking Maps for professional development can improve teacher performance, build leadership skills, and raise students' scores on high-stakes tests. If your goal is to transform your school's culture, Thinking Maps will put you on the road to success.