The Ultimate Learning Tool: The 7 Simple Steps to making Mindmaps

Unleash the creativity of your brain!

Do you want to unleash your creativity?

Do you want to plan and remember better?

Do you want your students to study faster and more efficiently?

Do you want them to develop their cognitive skills?

Do you want them to see the ‘whole picture‘?

Do you want to them to be better in brainstorming?

Do you want to teach them how to organize and clarify their thinking?

Then read on.

Mindmapping is a learning tool developed by Tony Buzan.

The beauty of mindmapping is that it is a brain based tool, meaning it works in line with how your brain works.

Using it in the classroom will transform your classroom into a creativity hub!

Tools needed to make Mindmaps:

1) Blank unlined paper

2) Colored pens and pencils

3) Imagination

Here are the 7 simple steps to making mindmaps. You can try it yourself first before orienting your students how they can use it. After that, you model on how to use it.

Showing samples of mindmaps will also help them have a better understanding of it.

7 Steps to Creating a Mind Map

1) Start in the Center of a blank page turned sideways.

Brain Science: This allows your brain to naturally expand to other ideas.

2) Use an Image or Picture for your central idea.

Brain Science: Your brain loves pictures!

3) Use various colors in your mind map.

Brain Science: Your brain loves colors!

4) Connect your main branches to your main image and then connect your second and third level branches in order.

Brain Science: Your brain works by Association.

5) Use curved branches

Brain Science: Your brain prefers curved lines to straight lines.

6) Use only one key word per line

Brain Science: Your brain can generate more associations and connections.

7) Use images in your mind map

Brain Science: Your brain loves images!


For more information on mind maps, purchase Tony Buzan’s Mind Map Handbook.

If you want to see a video tutorial on mindmapping, watch this  youtube video.


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  1. this is very informative, i will let my son do this activity, i mean me and my son ahaha

  2. Thank you for sharing this post.
    Truly helpful… I want to read and
    understand more.

  3. more like a brain test, but will definitely try this and see how my brain deals with it.

  4. wow! Will let me daughter do this as well…thanks!!! bookmarked!

  5. wow.. ayos to ha… thanks for sharing pude to magamit sa mga prep kids…

  6. This is interesting! I’d get back to it and will read more.

  7. interesting! will try this with my son. thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow this is interesting! Wil try it! Thanks so much.

  9. interesting! let me try this one.

    • When I was studying I also like to transfer my notes/books into index cards so by writing this things some of the concepts are already implanted on my mind.

  10. Interesting! I’m also going to try this with my 4-year-old daughter, but mostly on me, ’cause I’m becoming too forgetful these days. 😀

  11. I need to try this…My memory is going little by little…These type of exercises challenge the brain and are beneficial…

  12. Sounds interesting ! We’re going to try this one of these days; I’m sure my kids would benefit from it.

  13. I learned mind-mapping methods when I was still employed at Asian Institute of Management, really works and enhance creativity and sharpness. Good job teacher Argee!

  14. Bookmarked! Interesting learning tool. I want to try this with my daughter.

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