Thinking Maps

We are proud to announce that Pelican Elementary is a Thinking Maps® school. Thinking Maps® are eight visual-verbal learning tools, each based on a fundamental thinking process and used together as a set of tools for showing relationships. Thinking Maps® give students and teachers a common language for meaningful learning. The consistency and flexibility of each of the Thinking Maps® promotes:

  • student-centered and cooperative learning
  • concept development, reflective thinking
  • creativity
  • clarity of communication
  • continuous cognitive development

Thinking Maps® construct knowledge, much like carpenters working together using a common set of tools to build a new structure. Thinking Maps® can help our students become independent, reflective, life-long problem-solvers and learners.