Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she formerly served as Director. Her research focuses on the development and teaching of of thinking, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts. With Flossie Chua and Carrie James, she currently co-directs Arts as Civic Commons, a project that explores how learners can investigate civic themes and develop civic agency through experiences with contemporary art. With Liz Dawes Duraisingh and Carrie James, she also co-directs Out of Eden Learn, a digital cultural exchange program that, to date, has reached over 30,000 students aged 3-18 from over 60 countries. Past notable projects include Agency by Design, which explores the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning; Visible Thinking, a dispositional approach to teaching 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, Shari Tishman’s most recent book is Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation.