Daniel Weinstein

Daniel Weinstein - Civil War DBQ

Daniel Weinstein - Creative Writing CourseIntroducing Daniel Weinstein who teaches AP Language for juniors and Creative Writing for seniors at Great Neck South High School in Great Neck, NY.

Daniel was first exposed to mind maps in the summer of 2001 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. A classmate caught his eye when she brought a set of markers to class and took notes in a colorful, creative style he’d never before seen. He was captivated by her notes, and enjoyed watching how she created her unique and artistic notebook.

After he completely transformed his note-taking, he knew he had to teach his students what he had learned. In fact, he took a vow: “I will teach mind maps to every student I ever teach.” … and Daniel has done just that!

Here are two examples from his students. The first one is from a student who is using this method to organize a “DBQ” (Document Based Question) essay for her social studies classes. The second is one of Daniel’s personal favorites — A student mapped everything they learned in his Creative Writing course. See more of his students’ examples at his website The Creativity Core.

Daniel’s full story is featured in the February 2014 edition of Using Mind Maps Magazine available at the AppStore.