"They say” that taking notes is important, but how you feel about it? Do you agree in principle but find that something seems to be lacking when you are actually doing it? Do you really benefit or is it one of those things that we do because, well, “they say” it’s important? Yes, we all agree that recording information in some way is necessary in order to retain and use it later, however, the way we take notes makes all the difference.
To optimize a learning session, we must engage three vital elements of our mind-focus, joy, and creativity. In our dynamic TESOL/Language Learning Course, one of the over 30 techniques we teach is Idea Mapping. Our students loved this segment so much they requested that we expand it into a stand-alone course. We are happy to let you know that this course is now up and running! It consists of 5, one hour modules that will train you step by step in this amazing skill. You can choose the time for each live online lesson according to your schedule. Here are some benefits to developing this skill. See the link below for more information on the modules:
Benefits of Idea Mapping
Improves memory retention
One of the main benefits of idea mapping is that it stimulates both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, which helps to improve memory retention. By creating a visual representation of your ideas, you’re more likely to remember them later. Additionally, the act of creating an idea map itself can be a memory aid, as you’re actively engaging with the information and making connections between different concepts.
Idea mapping is a great tool for sparking creativity and generating new ideas. By creating a visual representation of your ideas and connecting them in different ways, you’re more likely to come up with new and innovative solutions to problems. Additionally, idea mapping encourages you to think outside the box and make connections between seemingly unrelated concepts, which can lead to unexpected and creative ideas.
Enhances problem-solving skills
Idea mapping can also help to improve your problem-solving skills. By breaking down a problem into its component parts and visually representing them, you can more easily see the relationships between different elements and identify potential solutions. Additionally, idea mapping can help you to identify areas of the problem that you may have overlooked or missed, allowing you to come up with more comprehensive and effective solutions.
Improves organization and productivity
Idea mapping is a great tool for improving organization and productivity. By creating a visual representation of your ideas and the relationships between them, you can more easily see how different concepts fit together and prioritize your tasks accordingly. Additionally, idea mapping can help you to break down complex tasks into smaller, more manageable steps, which can make them easier to tackle and complete.
Finally, idea mapping can be a powerful tool for enhancing communication. By creating a visual representation of your ideas, you can more easily communicate complex information to others. Additionally, idea mapping can help you to identify areas where more information or clarification may be needed, allowing you to communicate more effectively with your colleagues, clients, or customers.
In conclusion, idea mapping is a powerful technique that can help you to organize your thoughts, generate new ideas, and solve problems more effectively. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply someone looking to improve your productivity and creativity, idea mapping is a valuable tool that can help you to achieve your goals. So why not join us and register today and see how it can benefit you?
We are please to announce that we will be having a 5-day online course on Pacific Time, May 1-5, 2023 for those who would like to receive their training and certification in 5 fascinating, action packed days. Or, if your schedule does not permit a full five days, then, by all means, do join us for our modular course. It consists of seven, 3-hour sessions that are held according to your schedule. And don't forget our all-inclusive Grammar Boot Camp with our lovely and knowledgeable instructor, Ruth. She will get you confident and prepared for any English grammar questions that come up in your teaching. Don't hesitate to drop us a line at email@example.com for more information or to have your questions answered. We would love to see you soon!