To enhance learning and recall, to boost creativity, to plan effectively and to be a note-taker extraordinaire!
Mind mapping is a skill that, once mastered, can be applied to all subjects and can be used to show high order thinking skills, like analysis and synthesis.
Mind maps are also a superb way to boost imagination and creativity.
Mind mapping is used in academia and in business worldwide. It is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful techniques one can ever learn!
Designed by Tony Buzan over 40 years ago, mind mapping quite simply helps students to reach their full mental potential.
Mind maps engage all of our cortical skills in a powerful and unique way to: enhance learning and recall, boost creativity, develop advanced note-taking skills, plan, analyse, organise, present and communicate. In short, mind-mapping improves learning, gives clarity of thought and can be applied to every subject.
Mind maps are also a superb way to boost imagination and show high order thinking skills.
This 90 minute workshop can be held onsite or in a venue of your choice and is ideal for groups of any size. Students will need a desk, paper, a selection of coloured pens/pencils and their imagination!
Positively MAD provide all other necessary ingredients: keywording, encapsulation, branching ideas, planning, creating, use of colour and shape, analysis and, ultimately, the creation of powerful mind maps.
Combines keywords with visual and spatial aspects for efficient use of the brain.
Gives clarity and greater control of thinking processes.
Improves planning, organisational and problem solving skills.
Builds improved note-taking, communication and presentation skills.
Develops creative and analytical thought.
We are offering a new presentation showing students how to create and use mind maps to enhance learning and recall encompassing skills such as keywording, encapsulation and analysis.
In the basic 90 minute presentation students get to experience the effectiveness of mind mapping as a means to make and take notes. This can easily be extended to include mind-mapping as a creative and planning tool.
To help students achieve clarity, to better organise their thoughts and to develop greater control of thinking processes.
To demonstrate the effectiveness of combining words and images to both make and take mind mapped notes.
To boost understanding and recall.
To encourage creativity whilst improving communication and presentation skills.
To build excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.
I would like to thank you on behalf of all the students and the staff from Holy Trinity. The sessions have had a huge impact on the students and they have applied the mind mapping skills in their lessons today.
Excellent presentation as per usual! The pupils enjoyed thoroughly and will hopefully be able to utilize the skills they used during the upcoming mock exams. The parent session was also very informative. Received great written and verbal feedback from pupils and parents.
A great course with fantastic practical ideas that can support all the students. Great ideas for staff and students alike. Delivered with enthusiasm and energy that helped keep students on task and engaged. A great day for all involved.
Brilliant and incredibly energetic
Thought very good and targeted at the right level and subject specific which was good to see. This enabled the methods delivered in the original course to be revisited and used with subject specific relevant information. Very good. Kim was great lots of energy and very inspiring. Always a good feel to the MAD sessions. 10/10
The course is very beneficial to the students; the students enjoyed the mind mapping activity and have started to use them in lessons as a revision resource. I enjoyed the learning about the revision techniques too, such as the illustrations to help revision, different colours and mind mapping. I will be implementing them into my teaching and ensuring recap over work at least 5 times throughout the course so students remember it. The day was good, all students were engaged and behaviour was good. With the large amount of students in the hall the day went extremely well considering. All students took a lot from the day.
Kim was fantastic, The students were really engages during the 2 hour talk and the small group that had extra support for mind mapping in the afternoon spoke very positively of the session and that they would use the ideas to help them revise.
Thank you very much for sending Kim to us again. She is so easy to get on with and is brilliant with all age groups. It was particularly busy when she was here as we were getting ready for Open Day and she took everything in her stride and just put up with us all! I am not going to be here when you next come as retirement beckons but I am intending to recommend that we continue to book you on alternate years so that all the children get a chance to take part in the different course as they move up through the school. Please pass on our very best wishes to Kim and thank her very much for being so brilliant for the 2 day she was with us. Staff were very impressed too and I have already heard some of them have set work using mind mapping. With best wishes, Liz