Posts Tagged ‘Mindmapping for Education’

Mead Map: Mindmapping for Students

June 14, 2008

If you are in school – at any level – you need Mead Map.  Mead Map allows you to mindmap over the web.

But more than that, it is designed with students in mind.  Mead Map is focused on helping students leverage the power of mindmapping and online collaboration.

You really have to see it to understand how powerful a tool it is.  Click on the mindmaps below to see what you can do with Mead Map:

If you are in school (or have kids who are in school) I strongly encourage you to start using Mead Map.  Go to their site and get started today!  You can try it for free for 30 days!  Click here.


The SBI Model: Giving Effective Feedback

June 14, 2008

Whether in business or your personal life, giving effective feedback is critical to good communication.  

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) has a three-step process for effective feedback called the Situation-Behavior-Impact model.  As they state, “SBI provides a structure that helps keep your feedback focused and relevant, and increases the likelihood it will be received in a clear, non-defensive manner by the recipient.”

The mindmap below provides more detail on the model.  Click on the mindmap to enlarge:

In March 2006, I had an opportunity to participate in a leadership development program at CCL in Greensboro, NC.  During that seminar the SBI model was shared and immediately I saw it’s usefulness.  I hope you find it useful as well.

John Medina’s new book on the latest in brain research: Brain Rules

June 9, 2008

John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant.  He is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning in Research at Seattle Pacific University.  He also teaches at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in its Department of Bioengineering.

He has written a wonderful book on the brain and how it works called “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School”:











The book also comes with a very insightful and entertaining DVD where John Medina himself walks you through each “brain rule”.  

Here’s a mindmap that illustrates the “brain rules”.  Click on mindmap for full view:





I highly recommend this book and companion DVD.  Mindmapping is all about helping you to organize and manage information more effectively, efficiently, and creatively.  Mindmapping works in concert with how your brain works.  This book helps you to understand your brain better.

To purchase the book click here.

To learn more about Brain Rules before purchasing the book click here: