Clearer Thinking: Six Thinking Hats


Presenter: Brenda Davis
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if you could make clear sense of a situation or subject right when you needed to? The Six Thinking Hats strategy is a straight-forward, memorable tool to help you think effectively and clearly, without relying on the benefit of hindsight, and it’s a perfect critical thinking skill for G/T students.

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In this one-hour course, Brenda Davis breaks down the Six Thinking Hats strategy, a method of sorting out thoughts and messages to minimize confusion and give a clear picture of complex subjects. Though it requires a little practice, the strategy is actually quite simple, and it’s a great skill to pass on to your students.
This course will help you:
  • Learn the Six Thinking Hats strategy for clearer thinking
  • Practice and apply the strategy for the classroom

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473 reviews for Clearer Thinking: Six Thinking Hats

  1. Lauren – Private Pay (verified owner)

    I like how applicable the six hats strategy is to all subject areas and even outside the classroom.

  2. Lorena – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    It’s a different way for students to think outside the box.

  3. Angela – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great four more student focused group work.

  4. Leticia – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    The Six Thinking Hats can be used in all core areas of academics.

  5. Brenda – KATY ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting ideas that I have not come across previously. I feel that it will work equally well for students and adults. Information was clear and concise. I feel that I have a good handle on the basics.

  6. Veronica – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  7. Christina – MADISON-PLAINS LOCAL (verified owner)

    This is a quick and easy strategy to learn. I think it could be very effective.

  8. Brent – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Was not best choice for my HS level science class.

  9. Denise – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    Nice ideas with practical applications.

  10. Paula – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)


  11. valerie – FABENS ISD (verified owner)

    This course was actually really interesting! It made me realize that its possible to separate my thinking process and make better decisions instead of immediately making an emotional decision.

  12. Carla – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I like the visual that the colored hats provide.

  13. Ida – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Course was okay.

  14. Mindy – COLDWATER EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    It was OK

  15. Gloria – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great approaches to teaching from different perspectives

  16. Melissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategy in using different colors to represent different ways of communication

  17. Pamela – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very interesting. I believe it is beneficial when helping students to be focused as they move through each of the thinking strategies.


    The presenter wasn’t enthused about what she was presenting.

  19. LAURA – ALICE ISD (verified owner)


  20. Gary – Los Angeles Unified School District (verified owner)

    This course has some interesting strategies.

  21. Laura – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful. It helps get everyone involved.

  22. Shelly – River View Local Schools (verified owner)


  23. Lisa – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this course! It’s a way to look at other’s points of view, rather that singularly, your own.

  24. Alicia – Region 17 (verified owner)

    Very knowledgeable. I like the idea of being able to apply it to different things.

  25. Erika – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very well presented! Great strategy for looking at problems or working things out.

  26. Enebeth – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This is an interesting way/process to go about resolving issues, in a clear-non conflict manner.

  27. Rosaura – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was not motivating at all.

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