The ideas in this book are suitable for Primary and High School Teachers.
Quotes:- "Students of all ages can profit from the clarity that Thinking Maps provide" B. Kallick, Director - Institute for Habits of Mind, Westpoint USA.
" 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" G.Martin-Kniep, President Learner-Centered Initiatives New York USA
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:-
•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.
Section 1:Linking Thinking, Language, and Learning
2. Why and How Thinking Maps Work: A Language of Brain and Mind by Kim Williams, Ph.D.
3. Leveling the Playing Field for All Students by Bonnie Singer, Ph.D.
4. Tools for Integrating Theories and Differentiating Practice by Alan Cooper, B.Ed.
5. Closing the Gap by Connecting Culture, Language, and Cognition by Yvette Jackson, Ed.D.
Section 2: Integrating Content and Process
6. Maps for the Road to Reading Comprehension: Bridging Reading Text Structures to Writing Prompts by Thomasina DePinto Piercy, Ph.D. and David Hyerle, Ed.D.
7. Empowering Students From Thinking to Writing by Jane Buckner, Ed.S.
8. Meeting the Challenge of High-Stakes Testing in Middle School Mathematics by Janie B. MacIntyre, M.Ed.
9. Thinking Like a Scientist by Lou-Anne Conroy and David Hyerle, Ed.D
10. Thinking Technology by Daniel Cherry, M.Ed.
Section 3:Uniting Whole Learning Communities
11. A First Language for Thinking in a Multilingual School by Stefanie R. Holzman, Ed.D.
12. Feeder Patterns and Feeding the Flame at Blalack Middle School by Edward V. Chevallier, M.Ed.
13. Embracing Change: The Evolution of Thinking in a K 12 School by Gill Hubble, M.A.
14. The Mississippi Story by Marjann Kalehoff Ball, Ed.D.
15. The Singapore Experience: Student-Centered Fluency by Ho Po Chun, M.Ed.
Section 4: Transforming Professional Development
16. Inviting Explicit Thinking by Sarah Curtis, M.Ed.
17. Coaching Mathematics Teaching and Learning by Kathy Ernst, M.S.
18. Thinking Maps: A Language for Leading and Learning by Larry Alper, M.S.
19. Bifocal Assessment in the Cognitive Age: Thinking Maps for Assessing Content Learning and Cognitive Processes by David Hyerle, Ed.D. and Kim Williams, Ph.D. Index
Authors: D. N. Hyerle and L. Alper Pub 2011(2nd Edtion) USA Pb 221 pages