Potential Development using Thinking Tools

The concept ‘Thinking Tools’ emanated from my book: The DNA of Great Teachers. The format of the curriculum and textbooks is linear i.e. from A to Z. The brain is not designed to think in linear ways, therefore explanations cause children’s minds to wander all the time. Thinking Tools, as the brain, is hyperlink-based, therefor guide the brain to explore, discover master and solve problems. Thinking Tools is not a study method, they are ways of thinking.

See the great sucess achieved in terms of learner marks and disscipline in the  School Turnaround Foundation Project 

Why Thinking Tools?

 Benefits for teachers Benefits for leaners Benefits for parents
  • No more explaining.
  • Enables learners to focus, gain insight and achieve better results.
  • Disciplinary problems vanish.
  • Less time needed for preparing lessons.
  • Learners take ownership of their learning.
  • Motivated classes.
  • Class averages soar (best so far is 24% in Geography grade 12)
  • Learn faster and more effective.
  • Whatever is generated by means of thinking, is cemented in the long-term memory.
  • No more memorizing and forgetting.
  • Develop self-confidence.
  • Eliminate wrong interpretation of exam questions.
  • Improved test and exam achievements. (best so far is 43% in Maths grade 4)
  •  A motivated child.
  • Improved relations with your children.
  • Thinking Tools ease focus and attention for all kids including ADHD and ADD.
  • Thinking Tools find ways around dyslexia.
  • Peace of mind.
  • Improved school results.

More successes available on Facebook group: ‘Potential Development using Thinking Tools’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/280845562380703/

Parent, teacher and student teacher sessions

Parents: 5 sessions. Teachers: 6 sessions. Teacher training goes hand in hand with training in Great Teaching which includes five teaching methods. Teachers qualify for 20 CPTD points.

Grade 4 to 12 learner and student sessions

Children have 4 sessions where they are engaged in Thinking Tools needed to master their schoolwork. Grades 4 to 7 still need support, therefor a parent must sit in at the standard rate. For parents sitting in without doing own sessions, there is a cost of R200 per session.

Format of the sessions

  1. Contact sessions at Hartbeespoort or at client’s venue. Transport, time and accommodation for the account of client.
  2. Zoom Cloud Meetings for those who don’t attend. Each person needs an own computer.
  3. Blended sessions.

Booking and fees

  1. R200 per 3-hour session per individual. Rates are subjected to change for corporates.
  2. WhatsApp 0723380046 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book. Sessions are offered in Afrikaans and English.
  3. The calendar’s current status:https://teamup.com/ksvrv6kw1bb366x8gq .


Payments are made when booking. No fees are refunded since a session must be cancelled and a new session must be scheduled. Cancellations fees are used to give less privileged individuals the opportunity to attend sessions.

Dr. Cas Olivier 0832592857 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Zelda Botha 0723380046 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The one stop math shop

 Math's teachers and partents, this is where you can shop for Thinking Tools based Math's activities. 

Thinking Tools activities empower learners to e.g. analyse mathematical concepts, discover patterns which guide learners throught similar sums. 

Free and payable activities available @ http://one-stop-math-shop.com/



Content of the teacher sessions

  • How do we think?
  • Classroom communication.
  • Group dynamics.
  • Surface and deep thinking gears.
  • Analyze and synthesize.
  • De Bono + 1 Thinking Hats.
  • Thinking maps.
  • Thinking Methods.
  • Bloom's Taxonomy a 3D view.
  • Thinking modes.
  • Teaching methods.
  • Clever Learning Activities.
  • Hide and seek.
  • Formative assesment with a WOW.
  • Monitor learners.
  • MacGyver Toolkit.
  • Potential development.
  • A learning plan.

This is the guarantee

  Teachers learn more about teaching and learning during the 6 sessions, than during their university studies which is supposed to be 4800 hours (4 years)  



 Example of world class Great Teaching at Northway Primary School: https://youtu.be/mLYGJOg_ZO0 (Afrikaans)

University of Pretoria final year education student after session 1 (3-hours) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3DGg4UDm8k

This is a Mathew, he has dyslexia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVAdbDg0x3I&t=14s




These are examples of learners who discovered content and solved problems on the connections of a 3-phase electrical motor. They are explaining the concepts to the trainer, instead of the trainer explaining to them.


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