Thinking Skills

Brainstorming

Practice brainstorming

PRACTICE #1 

What is something you know a lot about?   Make a mind-map about that one thing.

PRACTICE #2

What is something you know a little bit about?  Make a mind-map.   This time you will need to "extend your thinking" by including words or thoughts that are somewhat connected. 

PRACTICE #3

What is something you know very little about?  Make a mind-map....and let your thinking wander.  Add ideas that could be connected, or some how related.  

FREESTYLE!

A "freestyle" brainstorm is a type of thinking where you get to choose your direction.  Connections are made between ideas, although they might not always be connected to the main topic.