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Cris Tovani

Cris Tovani

Keynote Speaker: Nationally Recognized Education Consultant

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Cris Tovani Biography

Cris Tovani is an internationally known consultant who focuses on issues of disciplinary reading and writing instruction. She was awarded the 2017 Thought Leader award from the International Literacy Association. Tovani has taught at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. She is the author of five books. Her most recent from Stenhouse is, "Why do I Have to Read This? Literacy Strategies to Engage Our Most Reluctant Students." Other books by Tovani are: "No More Telling as Teaching - Less Lecture-More Engaged Learning," "I Read it but I Don’t Get It," "Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?" and "So, What do They Really Know?"

For 34 years, Tovani taught students from grades one to twelve. She continues to study the “knowing-doing gap” by investigating how best practice research can be practically applied to meet a variety learners’ needs. Tovani’s Literacy Lab Project enables her to provide demonstration teaching lessons in districts around the country. Embracing a growth mindset, she loves sharing her successes and failures with colleagues as they work to serve students.

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Cris Tovani Speaking Topics

Removing the Masks of Disengagement: Strategies That Hook Our Most Reluctant Learners

The best reading strategy in the world won’t work if students are disengaged. Now, more than ever before, students want authentic reasons to read, write, and discuss. During this daylong workshop, Cris Tovani will share planning structures and literacy strategies to help content area teachers anticipate and remove learning roadblocks so that students are more engaged. Cris will provide concrete ideas to re-engage students and improve the way they comprehend text.

Participants will work toward meeting for the following learning targets:

  • I can describe what full engagement looks like.

  • I can plan so that students are engaged in the work of my discipline (reading, writing, discussing, creating, performing, solving, researching…) for more minutes of the class period than I am talking.

  • I can provide reasons for students to read, write, and discuss in my content area.

  • I can model for students how to monitor and repair meaning when reading complex text.

Cris Tovani Videos

Cris Tovani: Why Do I Need to Read This? - YouTube
Why Do I Have to Read This? with Cris Tovani - YouTube
Modeling What Good Readers Do - YouTube

How to book Cris Tovani?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cris Tovani for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cris Tovani, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cris Tovani or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Cris Tovani?

Booking fees for Cris Tovani, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cris Tovani, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Cris Tovani?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cris Tovani for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cris Tovani for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cris Tovani or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cris Tovani or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Cris Tovani is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Teacher Motivation, Teaching and Education. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cris Tovani for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Cris Tovani generally travels from Englewood, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Sharroky Hollie, Rodney Robinson and Robyn Jackson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cris Tovani for an upcoming event.

Cris Tovani Speaking Topics

  • Removing the Masks of Disengagement: Strategies That Hook Our Most Reluctant Learners

    The best reading strategy in the world won’t work if students are disengaged. Now, more than ever before, students want authentic reasons to read, write, and discuss. During this daylong workshop, Cris Tovani will share planning structures and literacy strategies to help content area teachers anticipate and remove learning roadblocks so that students are more engaged. Cris will provide concrete ideas to re-engage students and improve the way they comprehend text.

    Participants will work toward meeting for the following learning targets:

    • I can describe what full engagement looks like.

    • I can plan so that students are engaged in the work of my discipline (reading, writing, discussing, creating, performing, solving, researching…) for more minutes of the class period than I am talking.

    • I can provide reasons for students to read, write, and discuss in my content area.

    • I can model for students how to monitor and repair meaning when reading complex text.

Cris Tovani Videos

Cris Tovani: Why Do I Need to Read This? - YouTube
Why Do I Have to Read This? with Cris Tovani - YouTube
Modeling What Good Readers Do - YouTube
Cris Tovani -- Formative Assessment: Smart is Something You Get ...

How to book Cris Tovani?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cris Tovani for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cris Tovani, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cris Tovani or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Cris Tovani?

Booking fees for Cris Tovani, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cris Tovani, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Cris Tovani?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cris Tovani for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cris Tovani for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cris Tovani or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cris Tovani or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Cris Tovani is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Teacher Motivation, Teaching and Education. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cris Tovani for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Cris Tovani generally travels from Englewood, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Sharroky Hollie, Rodney Robinson and Robyn Jackson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cris Tovani for an upcoming event.

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