Have you heard of the Theory of Constraints (TOC)?
It is based on a world-class management philosophy that focuses on thinking processes developed by well-known writer and physicist, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt in his book called The Goal. But now it can be applied in education from preschool to secondary schools and even in tertiary education.
This book deals with a new approach using simple and clear thinking tools which are concrete and based on logical and systematic thinking. We call it common sense! Intuitive ideas become clearer and can be worded and checked for logic. This can lead to quality communication to convince another person to change for improvement.
How does it help?
Children can be taught to think critically and creatively from a very young age. At the same time, they can also learn to communicate what they are thinking. And not only that, children can also be taught to think logically and systematically with a sense of responsibility.
We want children who learn to think and communicate effectively to show intellectual benchmarks in their thinking. They should make themselves clear. They should show logic and accuracy. They should be able to relate and find relevance in their thinking skills in their daily lives. This, is THINKING SMART.