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Jared Sliger

BTC Team Member, US Consultant

Jared Sliger (he/him) is a 32-year veteran educator with an emphasis in middle school mathematics. Jared has been an official Building Thinking Classrooms team member and facilitator since 2022, leading training for teachers and leaders across the K-12 spectrum, both in districts and at the state level. As a classroom teacher, he has spent the last several years teaching his own students using the Building Thinking Classrooms approach, witnessing the power of the 14 practices in his own classroom and working to deepen and perfect his implementation. He has seen first-hand the impact of getting students out of their seats, working collaboratively at whiteboards, increasing knowledge mobility and student responsibility, and watching student engagement and thinking skyrocket. His current role as an eighth-grade math teacher in Middleton, Idaho gives him a unique perspective on how students work in a thinking classroom and what they need to succeed. He deeply understands the life of a BTC teacher, and brings stories and real-life examples of his daily experiences into his training.

Beyond his teaching and BTC work, Jared spent over 12 years as an NCAA Women’s Volleyball coach as well as performing ComedySportz on the weekends. He lives with his wife, two kids, two cats, and hundreds of dahlias in Idaho. He is excited to share the Building Thinking Classrooms model with more teachers to help them transform their classrooms into thinking ones. To learn more about Jared, click the link icon below for a video preview of his approach and experience.

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