Thinking resources for teachers using Thinking Maps

Official Site

What Are Thinking Maps®?

The Thinking Maps® model program consists of eight maps that correspond with fundamental thinking processes. The Circle Map is used for defining in context; the Bubble Map, describing with adjectives; the Flow Map, sequencing and ordering; the Brace Map, identifying part/whole relationships; the Tree Map, classifying/grouping; the Double Bubble Map, comparing and contrasting; the Multi-Flow Map, analyzing causes and effects; and the Bridge Map, seeing analogies. These maps are a "common visual language" for students in all subject areas (Grades K-12).

What Are Thinking Maps?

Read the Official Literature

Thinking Maps FAQ

Wikipedia Page for Thinking Maps

What are the Different Types of Maps?

Examples and Explanations and Downloadable Templates

Printable Templates

Additional Templates

Can I See Examples of Them in Use?

Many Examples from Mountain View Elementary

More Examples (Yates Mill Elementary)

Brevard County Examples

Do They Work?

Long Beach, CA Study on Use of Thinking Maps

Wellstone High School Analysis


Podcast: The Flow Map by Trang Lai
or access via iTunes

Thinking Maps® Galleries/Examples

Thinking Maps® in Language Arts

Thinking Maps® in Open Court Reading Program

Thinking Maps® for Writing Part 1 | Part 2 by City Teacher

Thinking Maps for Teaching Complete Sentences

Thinking Maps® for Reading/Writing Homework Flow Map | Circle Map by City Teacher

Thinking Maps® in Science

Thinking Maps® in Math Curriculum

Bubble Map Powerpoint

General Graphic Organizer Resources:

Free Online Graphic Organizer Tools by Janice Stearns

Other Graphic Organizers

Recommended Books/Software:

Other books by Thinking Maps® Author, David Hyerle

Video: From Graphic Organizers to Thinking Maps®

General Graphic Organizer Books

Inspiration (Graphic Organizer Software)

Mind Map Books by Tony Buzan


Recommended Web Sites:

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