Ron Ritchhart is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard’s Project Zero where his work focuses on issues such as teaching for understanding, the development of intellectual character, creative teaching, uncovering students’ thinking, and most recently the development of school and classroom culture. Ron’s research and writings have informed the work of schools, school systems, and museums throughout the world. His book, “Making Thinking Visible,” has popularized the use of thinking routines to facilitate learning and engagement. Ron’s latest book, “Creating Cultures of Thinking,” takes readers inside a diverse range of learning environments to show how teachers create classrooms where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted as part of the day-to-day experience of all group members. Howard Gardner has called the book “ a tour de force” for Ron’s ability to seamlessly merge theory, research, practice and application together in a highly accessible and engaging manner.