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What is toc?

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What is TOC? How it support Critical Thinking? What are benefits for student and for children? What skills gaine students using TOC? What are the changes in the classroom? What is a new role of teacher? and much more :)

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What is toc?

  1. 1. TOC: “Theory of Constrains”  Created in the early 80´s.  Used in business all over the world.  Noble Prize nominated (economy) in 2010.  ”TOC for Education Foundation” created in 1995.  Present in more than 30 countries.  Millions of children use TOC. Eliyahu Goldratt 1947-2011 © Maciej Winiarek
  2. 2. Logic Branch TOC Critical Thinking Tools © Maciej Winiarek Cloud Ambitious Target Tree
  3. 3. STUDENTS How TOC influences students? © Maciej Winiarek
  4. 4. Easy to implement – natural way of children thinking  Children intuitively look for logic in their surrounding world.  TOC tools are used by them very quickly, intuitively, without any bias.  At last they can express what they think and feel  © Maciej Winiarek
  5. 5. Easy to implement – natural way of children thinking © Maciej Winiarek
  6. 6. Easy to implement – natural way of children thinking © Maciej Winiarek
  7. 7. Easy to implement – natural way of children thinking © Maciej Winiarek
  8. 8.  Good didactic should be effective for all.  TOC is applied at all levels of education, for all subjects.  TOC is used also in working with gifted children and the disabled Universal: the tools are for everybody © Maciej Winiarek
  9. 9. © Maciej Winiarek Universal: the tools are for everybody
  10. 10. © Maciej Winiarek Universal: the tools are for everybody
  11. 11. © Maciej Winiarek Universal: the tools are for everybody
  12. 12. © Maciej Winiarek Universal: the tools are for everybody
  13. 13. © Maciej Winiarek Universal: the tools are for everybody
  14. 14. © Maciej Winiarek Universal: the tools are for everybody
  15. 15.  With learning is like with love - you can not force to do it ...  Students WANT to learn if the subjects are simple, fun, interesting ...  And they feel safe, being able to pursue their passions and interests. It transfers the responsibility to the student´s shoulders © Maciej Winiarek
  16. 16. It transfers the responsibility to the student´s shoulders © Maciej Winiarek
  17. 17. It transfers the responsibility to the student´s shoulders © Maciej Winiarek
  18. 18. It transfers the responsibility to the student´s shoulders © Maciej Winiarek
  19. 19. It transfers the responsibility to the student´s shoulders © Maciej Winiarek
  20. 20.  The student is able to understand the work independently.  If works alone, he/she wants to be responsible for the results.  The teacher does not have to be responsible for the learning process of students. Independence and responsibility of students © Maciej Winiarek
  21. 21. Independence and responsibility of students © Maciej Winiarek
  22. 22. Independence and responsibility of students © Maciej Winiarek
  23. 23. Independence and responsibility of students © Maciej Winiarek
  24. 24.  With TOC tools, students understand the process and the problem to be solved.  Following the logic creates cause-effect relationships that are represented in an audio- visual-kinesthetic way.  Long term memory is based on logic and not on repetition. Understanding instead of memorizing © Maciej Winiarek
  25. 25. Understanding instead of memorizing © Maciej Winiarek
  26. 26. Understanding instead of memorizing © Maciej Winiarek
  27. 27. Understanding instead of memorizing © Maciej Winiarek
  28. 28.  Regardless the age, each opinion, sentence or the idea is good.  They have the right to think and feel differently than adults.  Teacher becomes a moderator that builds trust and authority among the students. Children are partners with teacher… © Maciej Winiarek
  29. 29. Children are partners with teacher… © Maciej Winiarek
  30. 30. Children are partners with teacher… © Maciej Winiarek
  31. 31. Children are partners with teacher… © Maciej Winiarek
  32. 32.  We work with the whole group (the more the better, but max 30 people).  We discuss, argue and work out a common position.  The moderator watches and supports the normal process.  Teamwork is the natural environment of learning. We work in teams © Maciej Winiarek
  33. 33. We work in teams © Maciej Winiarek
  34. 34. We work in teams © Maciej Winiarek
  35. 35. We work in teams © Maciej Winiarek
  36. 36.  If students understand, that increases intrinsic motivation to work.  Internal motivation is the strongest motivator.  There is a sense of efficacy, success and development - additional motivating factors.  TOC classes are conducted always in a friendly and creative atmosphere. Motivated students © Maciej Winiarek
  37. 37. Motivated students © Maciej Winiarek
  38. 38. Motivated students © Maciej Winiarek
  39. 39. Motivated students © Maciej Winiarek
  40. 40. Motivated students © Maciej Winiarek
  41. 41. Motivated students © Maciej Winiarek
  42. 42. TEACHERS How TOC improves teachers performance? © Maciej Winiarek
  43. 43.  The role of the teacher as a provider of information is over   But… TOC offers a NEW role: the teacher becomes moderator of the educational process   So teacher: guides, supports, asks questions, encourages, helps the students. Changing the role of the teacher © Maciej Winiarek
  44. 44. Changing the role of the teacher © Maciej Winiarek
  45. 45. Changing the role of the teacher © Maciej Winiarek
  46. 46. Changing the role of the teacher © Maciej Winiarek
  47. 47.  The moderator provides space for students to be creative and autonomous.  Work is easier, less directive.  Students have more space for their ideas and their hypotheses: their learning is more effective. Less effort, better results: teacher is a moderator © Maciej Winiarek
  48. 48. Less effort, better results  © Maciej Winiarek
  49. 49. Less effort, better results  © Maciej Winiarek
  50. 50. Less effort, better results  © Maciej Winiarek
  51. 51.  The question "what do you not understand?” disappears.  Throughout the work, the students´ facilitator sees their work, that focuses on logic.  When facilitator sees the error, only asks questions about the logic: it avoids student´s negative valuation. Teacher “sees” student´s thinking © Maciej Winiarek
  52. 52. Teacher “sees” student´s thinking © Maciej Winiarek
  53. 53. Teacher “sees” student´s thinking © Maciej Winiarek
  54. 54. Teacher “sees” student´s thinking © Maciej Winiarek
  55. 55.  We use standard text books and expected contents, TOC just changes them into a graphic version to be understood in a logic way by all age pupils.  Children understand quicker, so repetitions are not needed.  Teacher can develop curriculum quicker, easier and with good results than with the standard procedures. Curriculum is developed in an easier and more efficient way © Maciej Winiarek
  56. 56. Curriculum is developed in an easier and more efficient way © Maciej Winiarek
  57. 57. Curriculum is developed in an easier and more efficient way © Maciej Winiarek
  58. 58. Curriculum is developed in an easier and more efficient way © Maciej Winiarek
  59. 59.  Teacher is not exhausted and children work more and also more committed .  Involved students reach more and more success.  Working once again becomes a pleasant and efficient process and gives a sense of “mission accomplished”.  School delay is avoided because each child works at his/her own pace. And finally… Happy teachers!  © Maciej Winiarek
  60. 60. And finally… Happy teachers!  © Maciej Winiarek
  61. 61. And finally… Happy teachers!  © Maciej Winiarek
  62. 62. And finally… Happy teachers!  © Maciej Winiarek
  63. 63. And finally… Happy teachers!  © Maciej Winiarek
  64. 64. TOC: INNOVATIVE TOOLS THAT TEACH AND DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING © Maciej Winiarek
  65. 65.  Adapted to today's student (who love movement, fun, teamwork).  Prepares for future life out of the school.  Teaches thinking.  Teaches problem solving.  Teaches to plan and carry out our dreams ... Modern © Maciej Winiarek
  66. 66. Modern © Maciej Winiarek
  67. 67. Modern © Maciej Winiarek
  68. 68. Modern © Maciej Winiarek
  69. 69.  TOC teaches to distinguish facts from opinions.  TOC teaches how to process information, reason, create cause and effect relationships and create new knowledge.  Children learn how to do a cool logical analysis before reacting impulsively based on their emotions. TOC teaches Critical Thinking! © Maciej Winiarek
  70. 70. TOC teaches Critical Thinking! © Maciej Winiarek
  71. 71. TOC teaches Critical Thinking! © Maciej Winiarek
  72. 72. TOC teaches Critical Thinking! © Maciej Winiarek
  73. 73.  Children learn to recognize and name their own and others emotions.  By analyzing texts, they “feel” the situation, they see the consequences and they are able to solve conflicts and dilemmas.  They become compassionate, understanding and empathic with others. TOC helps children to develop empathy © Maciej Winiarek
  74. 74. TOC helps children to develop empathy © Maciej Winiarek
  75. 75. TOC helps children to develop empathy © Maciej Winiarek
  76. 76. TOC helps children to develop empathy © Maciej Winiarek
  77. 77.  The text is just the beginning for us to explore the world…  The moderator asks open-ended questions.  Children are full of curiosity, creativity and with the desire of creating new knowledge. Arouses curiosity © Maciej Winiarek
  78. 78. Arouses curiosity © Maciej Winiarek
  79. 79. Arouses curiosity © Maciej Winiarek
  80. 80. Arouses curiosity © Maciej Winiarek
  81. 81.  A good methodology does not require large financial outlays.  A good methodology is always related to improve the student's thinking.  In the case of TOC, it’s sufficient to have paper, pencil ... and a thinking head  Cheap… just pencil and paper! © Maciej Winiarek
  82. 82. Cheap… just pencil and paper! © Maciej Winiarek
  83. 83. Cheap… just pencil and paper! © Maciej Winiarek
  84. 84. Cheap… just pencil and paper! © Maciej Winiarek
  85. 85.  Text books and curriculum may change but developed competences and abilities remain.  TOC focuses on creating solid values and life long competences.  TOC methodology is universal - fits all   It complements and supports the best books and the best teachers – Teaches THINKING! Trust… © Maciej Winiarek
  86. 86. Trust… © Maciej Winiarek
  87. 87. Trust… © Maciej Winiarek
  88. 88. Trust… © Maciej Winiarek
  89. 89.  All photos are from existing schools in Poland.  All lessons were naturally run, there wasn’t any special preparation, rehearsal or performance.  All children using TOC most of the time, are achieving great success in school and home (academic, social, emotional and other areas). Clarifications © Maciej Winiarek
  90. 90. THANK YOU  INTERESTED IN TRAINING? maciej.winiarek@toc.edu.pl(51) 955 987 387

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