Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as Director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts. At Project Zero, she currently co-directs Out of Eden Learn, a digital cultural exchange currently being used in over 2000 classrooms worldwide. Past notable projects include Agency by Design, a project that investigates the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning; Visible Thinking, a dispositional approach to thinking that foregrounds the use of thinking routines, and Artful Thinking, a related approach that emphasizes the development of thinking dispositions through looking at art. The author of numerous books and articles, her most recent book is Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation.