Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker


Paul speaks on a number of topics, including education, child development, parenting, and community-building. For questions about lectures and speaking engagements, please contact Charles Yao, Director of Speakers at the Lavin Agency, at For more information, please visit the Lavin Agency’s speaker’s page for Paul.


Sep 21 2019

Maplewood, NJ

Time: 4:00pm

The Years That Matter Most at Words Bookstore (with Ilena Silverman)

Paul will discuss The Years That Matter Most in conversation with Ilena Silverman at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue.

Oct 19 2017

Long Branch, New Jersey

Time: 9:00am

Keynote at the NJPSA Fall Conference

Paul will discuss Helping Children Succeed in a keynote speech at the fall conference of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, held at the Ocean Place Resort. More Information >

Mar 4 2014

Millburn, NJ

Time: 7:30pm

Millburn Parent Speech

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed in a speech presented by the Millburn Parent Teacher Organization Committee. The event will take place in the Millburn Middle School Auditorium. More Information >

Mar 18 2013

Mt. Laurel, NJ

Time: 9:00am

Keynote Address at Camden Education Summit

Paul will deliver a keynote address on How Children Succeed and take part in a panel discussion at the 2013 Education Summit of the Catholic Partnership Schools of Camden, N.J. The theme of the summit is “Overcoming the Impact of Poverty and Violence on Children’s Ability to Learn and Thrive.” Enterprise Center, Burlington County College. More Information >

Nov 12 2012

Maplewood, NJ

Time: 7:30pm

Speech at the Clinton School

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed at an event organized by the Parenting Center of the School District of South Orange and Maplewood, Clinton Elementary School, 27 Berkshire Road. More Information [PDF] >

Nov 12 2012

Martinsville, NJ

Time: 1:00pm

Lecture at the Pingry School

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed at the Pingry School, on Martinsville Road, at an event co-sponsored by New Jersey SEEDS. More Information >