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This week’s topic: Learning Maps
The Idea: Learning maps are graphic organizers (similar to concept diagrams) that deepen teacher clarity and help students stay organized see the connections between the ideas and concepts they’re learning.
Quotation: “We shouldn’t abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation.” – Edward Tufte
Book: Jim Knight, High-Impact Instruction
Resource 1: Article by Matt Bertke and Sharon Sheehan, “Coaching Learning Maps” (including sample learning maps)
Resource 2: Checklist for a Quality Learning Map
Resource 3: Checklist for Introducing a Learning Map
Resource 4: Checklist for Daily Use of a Learning Map
Question: Would learning maps help your students learn more? If so, what might you do to make learning maps a bigger part of your coaching?
Professional Development: The Instructional Coaching Institute