ToP tools can be used for classroom teaching and training, adult education, research, curriculum design, personal learning and for planning and organizing educational endeavours.
Books written about ToP education include The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools by Jo Nelson and Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change by R. Bruce Williams. They include:
Lifeline Reflection helps an individual recall many important details and puts them into a context of the role they played in the life of that individual. It brings insight and important learning to the individuals.
This is a private exercise and can take from 20 minutes to several hour depending on the purpose of the personal reflection.
Imaginal Education theory is at the core of understanding a key way that individuals change their behaviour. It shows the link between self image, the messages that can reinforce or contradict those self-images, and the behaviour that changes when a new self-image is purposefully adopted. It gives a way for individuals to be guided in personal change.
This is used explicitly with an individual, but can also be used implicitly in the background for entire groups. It is not used once only, but is part of a continuing intervention over time.
Personal Image Change allows an individual to discover what is at the root of some of the patterns that the person operates from, regardless of whether the patterns are helplful or unhelpful to the individual. It clarifies the links between behaviour, image, values and messages and empowers the individual with that self-knowledge.
This is used with individuals and groups and may take from 45 minutes to several hours.
Spiral Curriculum is a development as well as a teaching tool that constantly reinforces learning by revisiting a topic several times but at a deeper level each time. It also conceptualizes how the same topic can be approached from many different perspectives. Spiral curriculum can be used for designing large, year-long sets of curriculum or to create a learning journey for a single item in one training course.
This mental model is used explicitly for overall curriculum development in several hours, and then used again and again during instruction.
Kaleidoscope Orchestration gives direct insight into delivering life-changing training and education by covering all of the vital components of the most powerful education. It includes theory, preparation and delivery methods and techniques which can be used in any combination, with the more being used providing the more powerful education.
This tool can be used as a memory device “in the moment” or as a design tool to orchestrate an entire curriculum.
A 4-by-4 Impact Presentation empowers a group by giving them a way to prepare powerful presentations together simply and effectively. It then becomes a mnemonic device for delivering that powerful presentation by any individual. It is used for fundraising presentations, lectures and seminars, speeches or any other presentation, and ensures that everyone who makes the presentation has the same underlying message components, but can add their own flourish and style.
A good presentation can be prepared by a group in 30 minutes to two hours, depending on their knowledge of the topic.