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April 20, 2020

Why is there a need to change the way that we are teaching?

The brain is NOT designed to remember, for example When you study a book of 30 pages you may master 3 pages during the first round […]
April 12, 2020

What is the new normal in education?

Can you as a teacher be replaced by a video recording? Everyone is talking about a NEW NORMAL. What is a new normal? This is where […]
April 10, 2020

What is 21st century teaching?

Professor Klaus Schwab, the founder and CEO of the World Economic Forum, writes in his book The Fourth Industrial Revolution that a revolution is an “abrupt […]
March 30, 2020

Mathematics is like a tapestry.

The sum itself is the front of the tapestry. The real math sits at the back where the yarns are sewn. The current teaching and assessment […]
February 25, 2020

The brain is not designed to remember. The brain is designed to think.

The brain is not designed to remember. When we have to learn a chapter, we forget more than we remember. Once we learn what we have […]
February 8, 2020

Schools must take cognisance of the thinking ability of the brain

Since the beginning of formal education, schools have been seen as production houses with the aim of duplicating knowledge in learners’ brains. This happens notwithstanding the […]
January 16, 2020

Report back on the Thinking Tools Maths webinar held on 14 January 2014 with Math’s teachers using Zoom

All the teachers already did the Thinking Tools course. We as teachers were again amazed how easy it is to enable grade 1 to 8 (primary […]
January 8, 2020

Why does traditional teaching not provide optimum results?

November 7, 2019

The Pythagoras theorem can be learned the inductive way

October 29, 2019

‘Educationist’ took us for a ride

Once the traditional education system realized how important it is for learners to pay attention to teachers’ explanations, it opened the window of opportunity for them […]
October 13, 2019

The Thinking Toolset

Some Thinking Tools were never intended to be thinking tools because they were designed with other purposes in mind. They only emerged as thinking tools when […]
October 3, 2019

Can Thinking Tools be employed by grade 2 learners?

This is the feedback I received from teacher Margaret Lawson on 3 October 2019. My Gr 2 learners had to write sentences about their holidays. I […]
September 13, 2019

Chronosensors and learning

The brain has chronosensors responsible for gathering chronological types of information from other senses. Chronosensors are responsible for measuring the passing of time when a person […]
September 8, 2019

Spoon-feeding is not spoon-feeding

In education, spoon-feeding is understood as a teacher who feeds learners with information the teacher ‘digested’ for him or herself. It seems as if the ‘digestion’ takes […]
September 8, 2019

The inner speech tool to manage learning

Managing inner speech is a tool to manage visual and auditory learning material inputs Visual inputs Auditory inputs We all experienced it Have you met a person, […]
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