Life Skills

Mind Mapping: Thinking in Visual Form

By capturing what goes on inside the mind using a mind map, you can think clearly, gather information, analyze, comprehend
Juanita Foster Ed. D
51 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 42 learners
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Week 1: Thinking about Thinking and How to Map the Mind
This week, students will get an insight into how the brain functions. Students will learn what are mind maps and how they improve thinking and analytical skills and decision making. Students will get to know the history of mind maps and how from ancient times, great philosophers and thinkers have been using mind maps for the graphic recording of thoughts, concepts and knowledge for the purposes of analysis, study and memorization. Students will learn to read mind maps and the techniques of creating mind maps step-by-step.
The students move on to learning activities.
Reading Mind Maps – With the help of a mind map, students learn how to easily learn concepts and recall information within a short time.
Brainstorm – Students discuss a concept and the teacher builds a mind map.
Assignment - Pick a topic and we will mind map it.

Week 2: Mind Maps at Work and Making Mind Maps for Better Results

This week, students will learn how to use mind maps to brainstorm new ideas, make decisions, plan and prioritize, solve problems, take notes while listening, make notes while reading texts, prepare and present information. Students will create several mind maps to enable them to practice mind mapping skills. At the end of the course, they get to work on their own mind mapping project in which they brainstorm new ideas, plan a project and create their own mind maps.

Students move on to learning activities.

Apply Mind Maps  – Students create their own mind maps for a class presentation, homework topic or essay.

Group Mind Map Project – Students brainstorm, plan and create mindmap for an upcoming event. 

Hello, I am Juanita Foster.  I am a mother, mom-mom, and best Auntie in the world.  Over the past 30 years, I have been a mentor, tutor, trainer, and coach.  My teaching career started when I was in high school, as a childcare worker.  There is where I found my love for not just teacher, but learning as well.  Over the years, I have taught students aged from birth to adult.   
My education includes a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Masters in Organizational Leadership, Bachelors' in Business Management, certifications in Nursing, and Human Resources.  
What brings me the most joy is encouraging, empowering and elevating the learners’ knowledge.  This will enable them to reach their full potential. For my students, I teach the way they learn!  My teaching style uses the different ways students learn, along with humor, that meets the student's educational needs as well as their social and emotional needs as well.  
In order to be the best teacher for your student, I know that I must be a life learner as well.  I currently attend college studying Early Childhood Education.  
Why Me?
As a project and process management with over ten years of experience, I see the need to equip students with tools like this to help them excel in school, and eventually in the working world.
Students create their own mind maps for a class presentation, homework topic or essay.
I will offer the ability to download my PowerPoint presentation, and will also have a handout for students to keep in PDF form that will include links and other resources on this topic outside of the class learning opportunities. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Juanita Foster Ed. D
Lives in the United States
A Doctor of Leadership who loves teaching, and arts and crafts!
51 total reviews
89 completed classes

About Me

Education reaches far beyond standardized testing and classroom curriculum. I believe teaching is a mission that gives one the privilege to change the world - one student at a time regardless of the learning environment. 
I am Juanita Foster. I'm... 
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