Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics

Welcome to Partners for Educational Leadership website for Building Thinking Classrooms

The response of the folks who got to see Peter in person was overwhelmingly positive. And we know that there are many other math teachers who were not at one of the workshops but who’ve read the book and are starting to implement the 14 practices in their classrooms. We want to support these efforts! As a result, here is what we are thinking so far—we would love your suggestions:

If you have any other feedback, or suggestions for how we can further support efforts to implement BTC, please email Isobel at

Professor Liljedahl's Visit to Connecticut April 2023

Day 1: April 3, 2023

Day 2: April 4, 2023

Day 3 (Manchester): April 5, 2023

Day 4: April 6, 2023

 Book Discussion

Elementary Sessions

Session 1 - March 14, 2023

Session 2 - March 21, 2023

Session 3 - March 28, 2023

Secondary Sessions

Meet your facilitator

Thomas Nobili Ed.D. is the Pk-5 STEM Instructional Supervisor for Milford Public Schools. Tom has held a variety of other roles throughout his career including as an elementary classroom teacher and instructional coach. He has a wealth of experience in the areas of curriculum development and implementation, instructional coaching, strategic planning, and instructional design; he has provided professional development in these areas at the local, state, and national level. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and  serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics (CCLM). He teaches graduate classes in educational leadership at The University of Bridgeport.