Try this: mind mapping

If you’re like me, you’ve heard of mind maps and even thought about using them in a learning scenario — but never got around to doing it. Some may think it’s only reserved for brainstorming. Others might even feel that it’s cheeky. But...

Think about…synectics

As we focus on active processing this week, consider the power of analogy in the creative thinking process. That is exactly what George Prince and William J. J. Gordon, two pioneers of synectic thinking, did. Although their work centers mainly on structures to...

Active Processing in Action

What does it look like to ask very young students to actively process their learning? The students below are in 1st Grade. They have selected words that were pasted around the room and are sorting them into long a, i, o and u sounds. They also walked around and...
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