Author: Michael Toth

Michael D. Toth is founder and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Learning Officer of Learning Sciences International. Formerly the president of the National Center for the Profession of Teaching, a university faculty member, and director of research and development grants, Toth transformed his university research and development team into a company that is focused on leadership, teacher professional growth and instructional effectiveness correlated to student achievement gains.

Using Classroom Technology as a Tool, Not a Crutch

By Michael D. Toth, coauthor of The Power of Student Teams. Originally published in Education Week. Technology provides many powerful opportunities to support student learning, but sometimes it can be used as a crutch rather than as a tool. Here are a few guidelines that educators can consider to ensure

Michael Toth in EdWeek: Promote Speaking With ELLs Through ‘Community, Conversations, and Celebrations’

This article was originally published in Education Week We need to think beyond traditional English-language-learner strategies to rethinking the classroom environment for ELLs (and all students) to thrive. The traditional classroom setting—where students are expected to sit quietly in their seats and passively memorize information—is typically ineffective at building academic-language skills in

Michael Toth in EdWeek: Differentiate for ELLs by ‘Establishing a Welcoming and Safe Classroom’

This excerpt was originally published in Edweek, Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo Blog Michael D. Toth is the author of the award-winning book, Who Moved My Standards, the co-author with David Sousa of Improving Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning Through Academic Teaming (forthcoming, 2019), and the co-author with Dr. Robert J. Marzano of The Essentials of