TOC for Education: Global Expansion

TOC for Education: Global Expansion

What is TOC for Education

TOCfE growing worldwide

Origins The Theory of Constraints for Education (TOCfE) was founded in 1995 by the late Dr Eliyahu Goldratt (1947-2011) with the goal to spread the logic based thinking and communication…




Working with teachers to develop young minds

  Parents supporting their children's learning and behaviour development, and improved self-reliance.  Parents naturally want the best for their children. Most parents do whatever they can within their means to…




Thinking tools for teaching

  There are currently more than 250,000 educators teaching the TOC thinking tools in more than 24 countries around the world. Australia has now joined numerous European, South American and Asian…

Students of all ages

Students of all ages

Stimulating students minds

Helping kids of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  Page under construction

School Administrators

School Administrators

School Administrators

School administrator

Theory of Constraints is a methodology to logically identify and overcome key limitations that prevent a person, organisation or system from achieving its goal.   Leadership in schools comes from…

TOCfE Conference 2018

TOCfE Conference 2018

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TOCfE Conference 2018

  TOC for Education Inc 16th International Conference  November 29 – December 1, 2018 Gdansk, Poland     Venue: European Solidarity Centre Conference Fee: US$275 ($350 after October 31)) To Register…



Improving thinking skills, behaviour and personal achievement for students of all ages. 

TOC for Education - Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation providing workshops and training in the Theory of Constraints (TOC) logical and practical thinking and communication tools to:

  • Students
  • Parents/carers
  • Educators
  • Education administrators
  • Counsellors
  • Community groups

At the heart of our approach is the desire to contribute to a better world by teaching children and adults new and effective ways of thinking in order to improve their lives and opportunities now and in the future.  

Toward a new Paradigm of Learning

The following slides by Maciek Winarek (Poland) demonstrate why and how we can revolutionise education through changing the role of the teacher to a mentor guiding the learning processes whilst at the same time students take responsibility for their own learning fully engaged, empowered and with content that is relevant to them and society. 

Discover the world of TOC and its logical thinking tools and you will find endless possibility to achieve far better outcomes for children, educators, schools, the education system as a whole and society in general.




Positive Change

Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a set of thinking processes along with common sense methodologies used to logically identify and overcome key limitations that inhibit a person, group or organisation from achieving its goal.

Most educators very much aspire to a goal of preparing students of all ages to become responsible and productive now and in the future. Yet, in spite of good intentions, dedication, and current best practices, many obstacles still limit the improvements needed to achieve this objective. 

In the words of the founder of TOC, Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt (1947-2011), “Every improvement is a change but not every change is an improvement.” If we want to create the improvements we envision, then we must effectively address three questions:

What to change?TOCfE background paper

What to change to?

How to cause the change?


 Logical Thinking & Communication Tools

Theory of Constraints (TOC) provides a unique set of tools that work regardless of age, cultural differences or political systems, enabling students and those who support them to accomplish goals, analyse information and solve problems.

These graphic and practical tools are applied in education to improve academic learning, student behaviours and school governance. The outcome is that students participate more enthusiastically, taking greater responsibility for their own learning and behaviour, with noticeable improvements in individual and class performance. 

TOCfE’s (TOC for Education) growing success:

These powerful and proven methods are being used in:

  • 24 countries on 6 continents
  • 250,000 + educators
  • 50,000 + classrooms
  • 8 million + children
  • And now in Australia
  • Their adoption is rapidly expanding


When applied to learning these tools help students:Girl-raising-hand-school-265px

  • Identify the key ideas or issues within a lesson or text
  • Sequence what they have learned into a logical order for improved understanding
  • Expose and check the validity of assumptions
  • Identify inconsistencies in logic
  • Clarify problems and create their own thoughtful arguments and solutions


When applied to behaviour these tools assist with:

  • Analysing the details of a conflict and finding solutions that satisfy needs rather than wants
  • Teaching how to take meaningful actions and decisions in a fair, concise and non-provocative way so that all parties satisfy their needs
  • Understand the cause and effect relationships between actions and consequences, making predictions and creating new and better solutions
  • Enabling teachers and students to confidently work toward achieving personal or group goals


Helping educators deliver the curriculum:

These tools aid educators to deliver the curriculum more effectively with less effort.

As students learn and apply these tools to the subject matter they become more resourceful and less dependent on educators for support.

As educators apply the tools to the subject matter, the educators' role shifts  towards learning coach, guiding the students' learning. The outcomes are:

  • Students depend less and less on memorising to pass exams as their logical reasoning skills are developed
  • Students depend less on educator intervention for personal support releasing more time for educators to do other things  

"The TOC tools are simple enough to be used by kindergarten children and profound enough to be used by CEOs". 

Contact us for information on our workshops for parents, educators, counsellors, education adminstrators and students.

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