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…

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Parents

Parents

Parents

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…

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Teachers

Teachers

Teachers

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…

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Students of all ages

Students of all ages

Stimulating students minds

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

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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…

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Education is regarded as one of the fundamental pillars to creating a strong and prosperous nation with high standards of living and opportunity for all. Few would disagree that the importance of education cannot be underestimated. To this end a major goal of education is to prepare students for life to be productive and responsible adults. The question is are we achieving this goal? 

When we listen to the news, read the press we are often reminded that our education system is under duress. We hear that there are many problems and many views on how to solve them - frequently by throwing more money at the problem. Does this work? Could it be that in spite of all the good intentions of those delivering and bringing changes to education we still have many problems that prevent us from achieving our goal?

Many students, during and/or after completing education:
  • Do not know how to solve their own problems
  • Cannot control their behaviour
  • Memorise rather than understand what they are taught
  • Cannot apply what they learn to other situations
  • Do not see the relevance of what they learn to their everyday lives
  • Do not accept responsibility for consequences
  • Are still struggling

And what about the educators?

They are expected to meet the learning needs of all their students and deliver the curriculum within a certain time frame with limited resources - time, money and personal stamina. Can they do both at the same time to maximum effect? Add to this the seemingly constant procession of professional upgrades, teaching methods, changes to priorities, funding models and to the curriculum itself, it is not difficult to see why teachers feel under pressure.

What would the outcomes for the education system and teachers look like if we were able to develop all students' ability to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviours? Would that mean that all who lead children will have more time and energy to achieve their goals? Would that mean there would be more calm and less stress? 

TOC for Education provides a direction for this solution through a set of simple yet powerful thinkingMotoi and communication tools that are easy to learn and easy to teach; for children, educators, administrators, parents and carers throughout the education system.

The TOC thinking tools are:

  • Simple, graphic and can be applied to all levels
  • Taught through existing curriculum to achieve academic standards and benchmarks to which schools are held accountable
  • Applied to cognitive skills as well as to behaviour and emotional aspects of the students

Who can use these logical thinking tools?

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

How are these tools different?

  • The students think of the solutions
  • The students create the language
  • The students use their logic
  • The students use them!

Using the tools enables students to gain: 

  • Autonomy, having some say in matters
  • Purpose, making learning relevant
  • Mastery, providing problem-solving tools

 

 

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