“Motivating young people to be better citizens” Thinking Maps® Darlene Roberts

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Motivating young people to be better citizens Thinking Maps Darlene Roberts Slide 2 Motivating young people to be better citizens Background Created in 1988 by David Hyerle, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development with Innovative Learning Group Fully integrated into the JROTC curriculum in 2005 Slide 3 Motivating young people to be better citizens Facts Visual learning tools with a clearly defined, common thinking process language. Each map is based on a fundamental thinking skill. 8 Total. Used across all grade levels Fully implemented into some school districts Fully integrated into the JROTC curriculum in 2005 Core lesson for LET 1, Unit 3, Chapter 3, Lesson 1 Software and Training disks Slide 4 Thinking Maps store information the way the brain does. The brain is a pattern seeker. Motivating young people to be better citizens The Human Brain Slide 5 Better learning will come not so much from finding better ways for the teacher to INSTRUCT...... but from giving the learner better ways to CONSTRUCT. Seymore Papert, 1990 Motivating young people to be better citizens Slide 6 Vehicle Gold Husband Defining in Context 4 Door 2002 Honda Automatic 6 Disk CD Player Sunroof Reputation CostTest Drive Slide 7 Describing Qualities Vehicle gold dirty used foreign Slide 8 Compare and Contrast Slide 9 Classifying Slide 10 Part-Whole Slide 11 Sequencing Slide 12 Little Known Major Events 1.Draw a Flow Map with 4 or more boxes. 2.Using pictures only, illustrate 4 major events in your life. Sequencing Slide 13 My Example Husband Air Force Kids Parents Retirement Job Security Slide 14 Cause and Effect Slide 15 Seeing Analogies Slide 16 SAT Sample Question 1.water: ice: a.cucumber: pickle b.tree: paper c.cream: butter d.oranges: juice Relating Factor: in a solid state becomes Slide 17 Actions for Successful Implementation 1. Essential First Step: Introduce students to one Thinking Map at a time 2. Display posters in front of the room as you introduce Maps. 3. Use Maps to guide your questioning and responses. 4. Display students Map work on classroom and hallway walls. Motivating young people to be better citizens Slide 18 Plots thoughts for visual learners Helps you place events in sequence You have a better understanding of the story Helps you in structuring papers Helps you to weed out important vs. not important facts Finds patterns in characters Gets you to focus on the main points Useful for note taking Helpful in literature, history and speech Motivating young people to be better citizens Slide 19 Identifying Similarities and Differences Summarizing and Note Taking Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition Homework and Practice Nonlinguistic Representations Motivating young people to be better citizens Slide 20