The MƒA Thursday Think Speaker Series brings accomplished speakers who dive into cutting-edge topics in STEM education to MƒA. These talks, held once a month throughout the school year, invite MƒA teachers and the general public to learn and engage with these thought leaders and professionals in mathematics, science, and education.

What our classrooms look like and what happens in them is often guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms enable a culture of teaching and learning frequently devoid of student thinking. In this talk, Dr. Peter Liljedahl will present results from over fifteen years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to one where students think. Dr. Liljedahl will draw upon and discuss practices from his recently published book Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

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