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19/10/21

Come along to our Open Evening tonight, 5pm-8pm at Barton Court Grammar School and learn more about our new free school opening in September 2022. https://t.co/qmAN98HMoV https://t.co/mDkjO0vqKz

12/10/21

Barton Manor School is looking for LGB Govs to join them in Jan 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Trust to help implement the vision, ethos & direction of our new free school click the link below or retweet to spread the word. https://t.co/JqhtzCvv49 https://t.co/WcNV2KxhgA

30/09/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Our new free school, Barton Manor, is progressing. Here are the latest images. https://t.co/UBLZw8ECEj

16/09/21

Our Open Morning Tour of the site is now full on Monday 11 October, 9.30am, but other time slots are still available. To book click here: https://t.co/qmAN98HMoV

07/09/21

Work's really progressing on our new build. Due for completion in February 2022. https://t.co/abbEw9lmO5

Why Use Thinking Maps?

Thinking Maps

  • Thinking Maps are a synthesis of the above. They provide a common language of visual tools.
  • It's all about making connections, our brain makes connections every second so it is obvious that we do the same in the way we teach and learn.
  • Predominantly we are visual processors so we need to provide our learners with highly structured displays for systematically managing and organising information.

At Barton Manor we believe in "The Mediation of Thinking". It is about entering students' minds and dealing with misconceptions.

By using the 8 maps, we are offering 8 fundamental and universal cognitive thinking processes to our students which will enable them to, not only reflect on their own thinking, but also be fluent in explaining the mental processes they are using.

Students know already how to think but using the eight visual tools provides them with a clearer, more structured and common thinking model in order to contribute to their own thinking and to sharing their learning and thinking with others.

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