Dr. Peter Liljedahl, Professor of Mathematics Education at Simon Fraser University, is the innovative mind behind a transformative approach to classroom interaction and student engagement. A trailblazer in the field of Mathematics Education, he has bridged the gap between academia and K-12 classrooms, championing a new perspective on the teaching and learning paradigm. As the author of the groundbreaking bestseller, “Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning,” Peter stands at the forefront of math education reform. His unique approach reimagines the classroom, replacing traditional pedagogies with vibrant, interactive methodologies that cultivate deep thought and inquiry among students.

With a vibrant past rooted in the day-to-day challenges and triumphs of a high school mathematics teacher, Peter has succeeded in maintaining a remarkable proximity to the classroom. His rich experiences have fostered a profound understanding of the educational landscape, cementing his stature as a leading figure in education. Peter is a trusted consultant, continuously sought-after by teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries of education. His insightful guidance on a range of issues — from teaching and learning strategies to problem-solving, assessment methods, numeracy and the creation of thinking classrooms — has revolutionized classrooms nationwide and beyond.

A master innovator, Dr. Peter Liljedahl is not merely in the business of educating; he is in the business of sparking curiosity and creating thinkers. His cutting-edge methodologies serve as an invitation for educators and students alike to embrace the joy of discovery and the thrill of intellectual growth. His work fosters a world where classrooms are not spaces of rote learning but dynamic environments that inspire, engage, and enlighten.

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