are a visual way to help students learn and apply abstract concepts. At Lexington, Thinking Maps
are used at all grade levels to help students organize their thinking and improve comprehension of classroom subjects. Currently, we are focusing on the use of Thinking Maps
to help students improve their writing skills.
There are eight different Thinking Maps
connected to eight specific cognitive skills. By connecting a dynamic visual design with a specific thought process, students create mental visual patterns for thinking. Thinking Maps
were developed by David Hyerle, Ed. D., and emerged from his experiences as a middle school teacher. Click on the tabs below to learn more and see examples of each type of Thinking Map
.To learn more about Thinking Maps at Lexington, please click here to read a recent case study.