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Polish Young Learners
Students in early childhood classrooms in Poland are using TOC thinking and communication tools to understand stories, solve problems and organize their time before they are able to read and write.
USA Math Students
Students at the College Bound Academic Learning Center, Saginaw, Michigan, USA use Problem Solving Maps (PSM) to significantly improve their math skills. The program is also being used by teachers in Peru, Mexico, Poland and Philippines where over 16,000 children have been taught PSM in 2014.
Young Philippine Leaders
In a student leadership scholars program in the Philippines, student government officers and girls scouts train in the TOC tools to resolve and prevent conflict, think through ideas and actions, and to develop feasible strategic and tactical plans to achieve goals.
More than 600 teachers attended the 12th International TOCfE Conference in Lima, Peru, providing introductory or upgrade workshops with presentations on the latest innovations and applications of TOC for all school stakeholders.
Graduates and facilitators celebrate completing a four day TOC Learning Connection workshop held August 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Participants included business and IT professionals and those involved in academia.
TOCFE offers an interactive software package for teachers, counselors, students and parents to support behavior and curriculum implementation in traditional or home schools.
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 organization 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 creator 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?
What to Change to?
How to Cause the Change?
TOC for Education, Inc. (TOCfE) is a not for profit foundation (US 501c3) established in 1995 to address these questions in education through the dissemination of a set of highly robust, logic- based thinking and communication tools. These graphic, practical tools enable students of all ages to accomplish goals, analyze information, solve problems--and to do so in a way that engages their wish to learn. Working without regard to age, culture or political system, the TOC tools are simple enough to be used by kindergartners and profound enough to be used by CEO’s.
TOCfE has trained over 250,000 education stakeholders in over 20 countries on 6 continents with an impact on over 8 million children….and all with whom they interact in their homes, classrooms and communities.