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The Why and How of Thinking in School...a book excerpt

Download a chapter of my book The Why and How of Thinking in School explaining how TOCFE tools solve an important dilemma in education

In this ever-changing world, it is not enough to teach children facts. Children need to be able to deal with the information coming at them from all sides. Our critical role as educators is to support the student in becoming an effective critical thinker and lifelong learner. In this endeavor, educators are failing our children. We are not teaching critical thinking strategies nor are we teaching them anything about good decision-making and problem-solving for everyday life.

In this book excerpt, you will learn 1) the reasons why critical thinking has become an important skill, 2) the major learning theories and how they address the critical issue of student learning, 3) the dilemma teachers find themselves to provide an excellent education to students, and 4) how TOCFE tools can solve that educational dilemma.


Your Instructor


Denise Meyer
Denise Meyer

Denise Meyer received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Administrative Credential in the California State University system. Her experience encompasses all grade levels, administrative work, district level advisor and professional development specialist in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In her 32 years in the District, she planned and wrote curriculum incorporating strategies of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in the area of language arts and conflict resolution for students at all levels. She has also carried out TOC workshops and presentations for teachers, counselors, psychologists, parents, students and administrators.

In addition to the work with LAUSD, she has presented workshops in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Poland for the Theory of Constraints for Education (TOCfE), an international education organization devoted to teaching thinking and communication skills. She has written a book, The Why and How of Thinking in School, on the use of TOC Thinking strategies in the school curriculum and classroom management.


Class Curriculum


  The Why and How of Thinking in School
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