Why TOC?

Here's how an hypothesis followed by a grant and intensive training, led to a step by step project plan to address the problem of 50% student attrition.

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Eli Schragenheim recieves Lifetime Achievement Award!

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Dr. James Holt receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

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What is TOC all about?

Why TOC?

This TOC website subscribes to the following observations of TOC for Education, which was founded in 1995 and to which Dr. Eli Goldratt has donated his knowledge.

The following Copyrighted material of TOC for Education, Inc. TACT Workbook has been adapted with the written permission.

In spite of all the changes and good intentions of those bringing changes to education, we still have too many problems that prevent us from achieving our "Ambitious Target" in education: Educators must ensure that all the learning and personal needs of all of their students are addressed.  Obstacles such as...

  1. Many students do not know how to solve their own problems.

  2. Many students cannot control their impulsive behavior.

  3. Many students memorize, rather than understand what they are taught.

  4. Many students cannot apply what they learn to other situations.

  5. Many students do not see the relevance of what they learn to their everyday lives.

  6. Many students do not accept responsibility for the consequences of their behavior.

  7. Educators are expected to meet the learning and needs of all their students without sufficient resources - time, money and stamina.

But limited resources frequently require them to prioritize these needs.  If there is a possible solution: “Develop all students' ability to take responsibility for their own learning and behavior," such a solution would mean that all who lead students will have more time and energy to teach and attain the ambitious target.

We need a set of simple yet powerful thinking and communication tools.  The answer is TOC Thinking tools.

TOC Thinking Tools are:

  • Simple (they apply to all levels of students and are visually appealing).

  • Taught through existing curricula to achieve academic standards and benchmarks to which schools are held accountable.

  • Applicable to cognitive skills as well as to the behavior and emotional needs of the students.

This website also adheres to the mission of the TOC for Education and the ethical code of TOC.