Want to learn better? Start mind mapping

Walker, Machelle


TedxTalks. (2017, December 13). Want to learn better? Start mind mapping | Hazel Wagner | TEDxNaperville. Retrieved September 07, 2018, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nTuScU70As


This is a short Ted talk on mind mapping and the research behind how it helps you learn better.  The video reviews the benefits of such as taking notes, working on vocabulary,  etc.  Wagner emphasizes that it can help teacher improve student retention and learning.  Mind mapping helps the brain make links between topics which results in visual and kinesthetic learning strategies to build knowledge.


I found this video to be very eye opening in terms of how I can help my students learn.  As a teacher you spend so much time trying to help students create connections between content ideas and topics.  Mind mapping is a way to physically show students how to create connections and self-reflect on their learning.  Mind mapping has helped student identify gaps in their learning and created an activity that they can utilize in every class from now tell they graduate college.

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