The Official Thinking Maps Blog

Celebrating 25 Years Transforming Teaching & Learning

Posted on  November 04, 2015  by  Sherwin Suddreth
Please view this message from Sherwin Suddreth, President of Thinking Maps or read it below! It is with humble pleasure that I announce that in September, 2015 Thinking Maps, Inc. celebrated its 25th anniversary. That’s 25 years of helping teachers Read The Full Post

Finding Your Best Route to Thinking Maps

Posted on  May 04, 2016  by  James Dean
RouteMany journeys begin with a map. This tool guides the direction we take to keep us focused on the course and, often times, the shortest or most desirable route to a destination. We refer to that map and current location, Read The Full Post

5 Reminders for a Brain-Friendly Classroom

Posted on  April 19, 2016  by  Carol Lloyd
motivatedbrainAs I noted in my last blog, “Serious Play“, The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt (2015) is an intriguing read.  The first chapter reviews the important research on the brain and motivation that most Read The Full Post

Why Do We Need to Learn This Anyway?

Posted on  March 24, 2016  by  Kisha Daniels
Copyright Mercedes Benz, 2011.I will be the first to admit that I love my iPhone, however, I may be one of the few people still around who do not read books on a mobile device (iPad, Kindle, tablet, etc.).  While, I am not Read The Full Post

To Shift School Culture, You Need a Map

Posted on  March 10, 2016  by  Thought Leaders
Cabinet - THORNTON, Hanan pic1As the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Magnolia School District, I have learned that quality professional development is the first key step to any effective instructional initiative. But a true culture shift is a longer and more complex process Read The Full Post