Mind mapping is an effective away to download information and to allow students to reflect on the learning they already know.Launch Resource
It is important to realise that when these opportunities occur they still need to have a structure to support them. This should include set timings and sub timings to work towards, guidance for initially engaging with the task, for example using keywords or Connect Mats. Finally, building in student reflection time so that they can check that they have fully met the requirements of the task.
Lesson Plan Creator note:
If you are using this as part of the Standout Teaching lesson plan, you may wish to identify how long you are assigning to the task. You may also need to refer to the use of any Connect resources.