• Thinking Maps are visual learning resources that encourage learners to organize their thinking and better bring their ideas to life. At Shumway Leadership Academy, we utilize these 8 visual patterns consistently in K-6 campus wide, and in multiple content areas. Using Thinking Maps builds "the critical thinking, problem-solving, comprehension, and communication skills necessary for academic success."

    The 8 visual maps used at Shumway include:
    1. Circle Map
    2. Bubble Map
    3. Double Bubble Map
    4. Tree Map
    5. Brace Map
    6. Flow Map
    7. Multi-Flow Map
    8. Bridge Map