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?
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
Booking and fees
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.
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
This is the guarantee
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.