Welcome to this week’s episode of the Mind Mapping Show and in this episode you are going to discover how Mind Mapping can help any student with ADHD quickly harness their unique creativity, easily increase their concentration and rapidly improve their school results.
Today’s interview is with Michelle Raz who is an academic coach who used Mind Mapping to help students identify and use their own unique strength and talents with a focus on students with ADHD and people who have suffered brain trauma. It’s a really interesting interview packed full of great practical tips and I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak to Michelle and find out how she uses the technique.
As well as the focus on helping students with ADHD you’ll also discover:
- How you can use Mind Mapping to easily improve your memory
- How you can use it to give you laser-like focus if you’ve got a butterfly mind.
- A step-by-step plan to help you use Mind Mapping so you can remember anything you want.
- And if you’re a parent and you want one of your kids to understand how to use Mind Mapping, well, in this episode, we’ll explore that as well.
Episode Show Notes
02:46 – Michelle shares how she got into helping students with ADHD
05:11 – The similarities and differences between the challenges faced by ADHD students and Business Executives
06:05 – Applying Mind Mapping to student goals
08:27 – The importance of achieving early success when working with students
09:06 – Why the structure of Mind Mapping is not new to educators
09:45 – How Michelle discovered Mind Mapping and why it is great for her students
11:14 – How ADHD students use a Mind Map to manage their thoughts and goals
12:12 – Why her students prefer this approach to “traditional” methods
12:46 – How and why Michelle does the Mind Mapping for them…at first anyway
14:02 – The students’ reaction to using a Mind Map
15:35 – The value of focusing on what the students can do
16:00 – Successfully using Mind Mapping with a Brain trauma injury
17:25 – How using this approach can help improve memory
18:24 – Why Michelle recommends software
19:12 – Why Mind Mapping works so well
20:15 – Why the same technique can be used by high performing executives AND struggling students
22:10 – Answering the question – “Software or Hand Drawn Mind Mapping?”
24:01 – Michelle’s top 3 benefits of using the tool
25:07 – Using a Mind Map for planning
26:03 – How a college student with ADHD has raised his grade point average and exceeded his goals
28:07 – How using this tool has helped her daughter
28:58 – How to introduce your kids to using it
30:55 – The hidden benefit of kids using Mind Mapping
32:29 – Where to find out more about Michelle and her work
In the interview, also Michelle mentioned a software called MindWerx but following a Google Search, it seems that MindWerx is a consultancy specialising in Mind Mapping and related ideas and they promote the software found at www.eMindMapping.com which we highly recommend.
Michelle is extremely passionate about Mind Mapping as you will hear in the interview and in addition to this podcast you can also find out more about her suggestions for using Mind Mapping for ADHD