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Effective thinking has design. Mind Designs, a common visual language for the Common Core, are visual representations of thinking processes that create connections for meaningful learning, encourage idea generation, and promote flexibility of thought. Mind Designs provide a powerful tool for teachers and students to transform thinking and learning in every classroom everyday.

Learning is dependent on thinking. How we learn is what we learn. When thinking isn’t designed, learning can’t be organized, analyzed, or applied.

Nearly 100 years of brain research supports the claim that our brains are visual pattern seekers. Yet, the use of consistent visual designs is absent from most instruction and learning. By implementing Mind Designs, learning becomes more purposeful and connected. Only after thinking is designed can critical thinking skills be cultivated.

Designed thinking transforms instruction and achievement.

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