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Another aspect of using mind maps is for taking notes. For many learners, taking notes with fewer words but with more colour and images helps students retain information better. This blog article shares many tips for taking effective notes for studying, after a brief description of how traditional linear methods of note-taking fall short of success:

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Collaboration has never been easier than making mind maps together. While there are several options to choose from, this one offers share-ability through the Google Suite. Try it out here:

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Using different strategies to encourage more participation from a high number of students helps educators obtain better results to instruction. Using wait time certainly can help achieve that goal, especially in consideration of different ways to see it. This particular strategy can be adapted to fit teacher style or to meet particular student needs. Check it out here:

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Challenging our thinking and choosing our battles are both things we often say to ourselves as educators. This video clip regarding a conflict between a teacher and a student gives us an outsider view of how our reactions to students can shut the door on future learning. Use this video as a springboard for self-reflection:

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One of the things we watch for in determining the engagement of students in the classroom is teacher-talk in relation to student talk. This presenter gives some practical ideas for changing that around, bringing students into higher levels of learning through increased participation.