Storytelling for Better Behaviour

Debi Roberts



Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Intermediate and Introductory


276 pages

Designed for:

Academics, Consultants, Executives, Leaders and Managers


Personal development and Thinking Processes


Evaporating Cloud and Thinking Processes







Using Traditional Tales to Explore Responsibility, Decision Making and Conflict Resolution provides a method to teach students to reflect, consider and think in ways that can enhance the potential they have for making good decisions and resolving conflicts peacefully.

The book provides a series of thinking tools, incorporating both graphic organisers and concept maps and are part of a thinking process known as Theory of Constraints. As well as an approach to conflict resolution, the student programme incorporating over 35 sessions, helps develop emotional literacy.

The programme will help students:

  • increase ability to empathise
  • improve language and communication skills
  • develop an understanding of conflict in terms of win-win rather than win-lose
  • realise behaviour is a choice and that actions have consequences.

There are comprehensive facilitator notes for all of the sessions with student PowerPoint slides to reinforce the teaching points. The CD ROM has all the student activity sheets, student PowerPoint as well as a staff development PowerPoint and a Glossary of Terms.


  • Introduction
  • Foundations
  • Introducing the tools
  • Applying the tools to curriculum-based examples
  • Moving on
  • CD ROM

Ms Roberts has produced more than a good book that describes the use of the verbal and graphic thinking tools of the Theory of Constraints in classrooms. She has included a self learning course for teachers as well as their students complete with facilitator notes, PowerPoint slides for students and teachers, and student activity sheets. Teachers will be able to quickly prepare compelling lessons for their students using this book and its accompanying resources. Teachers will find great benefit for their students and for themselves when using this program.' - Cal Halliburton, TOC Consultant 'Highly recommended - the full power of TOC comes alive in the hands of an expert and reflective practitioner.' - Jonah, school teacher and university lecturer