“Changing our classrooms to reflect the world of today and tomorrow certainly requires an investment of effort. But once students become engaged in real-world complex tasks and are eager to reach learning goals for themselves and their teams, it will pay off for the rest of our teaching careers.”- Michael D. Toth

Michael D. Toth is founder and CEO of Learning Sciences International (LSI) and leads LSI’s Applied Research Center. Toth was formerly the president of the National Center for the Profession of Teaching, a university faculty member, and director of research and development grants. He is an expert in research-based school improvement models, shifting instructional methodologies, root causes analysis for school issues, and building 21st century skills in students; he gives public presentations and advises education leaders on these issues.

Toth is actively involved in research and development, gives public presentations, and advises education leaders on issues of leadership and teacher effectiveness, school improvement, and professional development systems. He is the award-winning author of Who Moved My Standards? Joyful Teaching in an Age of Change and co-author of Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference: A New Model for Teacher Growth and Student Achievement with Robert J. Marzano, and the Essentials for Standards-Driven Classrooms: A Practical Instructional Model for Every Student to Achieve Rigor with Robert J. Marzano and Carla Moore.

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