Reasons why informed teachers and parents choose Thinking Tools
Thinking Tools education stands out in the educational arena because it guarantees improved marks for learners AND a 10x course fee back guarantee for teachers.
The reasons why the Thinking Tools approach stands out in the crowd is because it realised that the memory is the brain’s worst function – we always forget more than we are able to remember. The memory is also not trustworthy. The five keywords you remembered when entering the exam room, is gone with the wind the moment the exam paper is provided.
The reality is that the brain is a BIGGER MAKER or an expander of ideas. When provided with a word, for example LION, the brain immediately starts to expand by relating or linking it to other ideas.
When it is expected from learners to summarise, this process opposes the natural wiring of the brain.
The train smash happens during the exam. After the brain has been trained to summarise (make smaller) the exam expects from the brain to expand what was summarised during the preparation phase. This causes the brain to go into stress mode which is called “strike a blank”.
It is NOT fair to let the brain prepare by summarising and during the exam expect from the brain to fulfil a reversed function.
The reason why most learners don’t know how to learn is because they are not empowered to be self-directed learners. This is what Thinking Tools do.
How is Thinking Tools learning different?
When using Thinking Tools, learners start with keywords which they expand during the learning process. This enables their brains to detect patterns whilst empowering the child with critical and creative thinking skills.
How does the Thinking Tools teacher training differ from traditional teacher training?
This is the only programme where teachers do not qualify by demonstrating how well they can spoon-feed their learners.
They get promoted because they empower their students to think in ways that are aligned with wiring of the brain. This results in low achievers to immediately progress.
The Thinking Tools approach has a unique approach when it comes to teaching mathematics. Thinking Tools enable learners to unravel the back end of sums. Much like understanding the back end of a tapestry. Doing the sum is then a walk in the park.
Thinking Tools are relevant for all curricula, grades, subjects, as well as for Project- and Inquiry-based Learning.
Over the years Thinking Tools developed a unique approach towards mathematic teaching and learning.
Where traditional maths teaching focuses on explaining the steps of the sum by the teacher using an example, Thinking Tools enable learners to analyse the sum in unique ways. This results in learners being able to obtain a view or ‘picture’ in their minds of what gist of the sum is, which results in the ability to foresee the needed activities to be followed to conclude the sum.
The Thinking Tools approach is renown for enabling struggling learners to improve their marks and stronger learners even achieve better.