Invitation to participate in developing an online Thinking Study Technique course OR to enroll for a Thinking Tools course

Invitation: Grade 4 to 7 and 8 tot 12

This is an invitation to learners and students in South Africa and other counties who want to liberate themselves for mimicking and memorising as method of study and want to become a learner who can discover and create knowledge, gain insight and solve problems.

All subjects are covered including languages where your child will learn how to write an essay to 80+% and complete a comprehension test with understanding and insight.

The course is for free as I use it for marketing. Learners must provide evidence of good marks.

The Thinking Tools approach holds the key to your child’s intellectual, emotional, and social development. When learners use their inborn Thinking Tools, they need less time for learning while their marks increase.

A spinoff is that Thinking Tools facilitate good relationships between parents and their child. The same applies in classes when the teacher follows the Thinking Tools approach.

Thinking Tools originated from my 2012 book: The DNA of Great Teachers when I realised that the current education system mainly relies on the brain’s memory which is the brain’s worst faculty. Somehow the memory is wired to forget more than it can recall. Secondly, the memory is not trustworthy. Information the learner was able to recite before entering the exam room, disappears in thin air when it must be provided as an answer on the exam paper.

Traditionally learners are advised to learn by making summaries to preparade for tests and exams. Summaries results in making information less or smaller while tests and exams require from learners to expand the information. It is not fair to expect from a summary-fit brain to suddenly demonstrate expanding fitness. This is like preparing an athlete for a 100-meter race which changes the day of the competition when it is required from the athlete to jump over a horizontal bar.

  1. The course consists of 3 x 3-hour Zoom sessions. One session per week on a date and time the group agrees upon, e.g., Wednesday evenings 18:00 to 21:00 for higher grades or Saturdays 08:00 to 11:00 or 12:00 to 15:00.
  2. A prerequisite is a strong and stable internet, a laptop with camera for Zoom where the parent/caregiver and child sit together. A letter of consent must be signed because the courses are recorded for marketing purposes.
  3. Between sessions learners must submit their Thinking Tools work per WhatsApp. This means, they learn their schoolwork as they are doing the course. The first four sessions are used to cover all subjects and the last session covers maths. Thinking Tools have a unique approach towards maths which is traditionally done by following steps and recipes with little or no real mathematical thinking and pattern discovery by learners themselves.
  4. Thinking Tools see maths as a tapestry. Where the education system focuses on the neat frontend steps and recipes that makes it more home economics than maths, we focus on the backend where the real maths is. This empowers children to see patterns as they bring the loose ends together themselves.
  5. The result is that you child’s maths marks will increase.

Learners who contribute to the development of these courses qualify for free maths extra classes with Zoom.

I need 6 COMMITTED learners and their parents per group. 

Gather a group of six learners and WhatsApp Cas Olivier to start as soon as possible.

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