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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
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A Lifesaver for Educators Drowning in Initiatives

Posted on  June 22, 2016  by  Kevin Dougherty
kevin blog 1As I travel to schools and districts throughout the country, one of the greatest challenges about which I hear educators complain is the overwhelming number of initiatives. When asked to elaborate, these educators indicate there is simply not enough time
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Assessment, Evaluation and High Stakes Testing

Posted on  June 13, 2016  by  Kisha Daniels, Ed. D
Image 1  Well fellow educators, it appears that it is that time again.  You know it is coming, but every year it seems to sneak up on us a little earlier.  Much like seeing Christmas decorations pop up on shelves before
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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,
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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
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