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Thinking Skills

Thinking Maps

Thinking Maps are eight fundamental thinking skills defines and animated by maps.

Thinking Maps are used as common visual language for thinking and learning across the curriculum.

They can be used in a variety of ways and allow children the freedom to organise their thinking.

Here are some examples of children using thinking maps:



Why we like using Thinking maps at Baden Powell

'They are very useful. We can now choose a map to help us plan our work' 

' They help to plan and prepare my writing' 

' The flow map helps me with my story writing' 

' They help me to see things clearer and are easy' 

'They help me remember' 



Habits of Mind


Habits of Mind at Baden Powell

Why we like using Habits of Mind at Baden Powell

' Habits of Mind helps us reflect on our learning' 

'It helps me think about my thinking' 

'It helps me understand how to put myself in someone else's shoes' 

'It reminds us of how we should behave' 

'Mr HOM helps us to be good and kind' 

'Mr HOM helps us to do our work' 





Bloom's Taxonomy and Q matrix 


Improving questioning - When we provide our pupils with higher order questions, they are required to think beyond simply remembering; reaching higher order levels and developing their thought processes. Different types of questions involve the use of different thinking skills. We use the Bloom's Taxonomy model to ensure our pupils are provided with and begin to use higher order levels of questioning. 




Questioning at Baden Powell