Over the last decade there has been in explosion of interest in how teachers can best build a culture of thinking in their classrooms, nurture students as powerful thinkers and learners, and make thinking visible. These goals are more important in times of disrupted learning than ever. Research is showing us that students’ ability to self -regulate, direct their learning, demonstrate agency, and engage metacognitively is critical to their successful adaptation as learners during this time. Through his research at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. Ron Ritchhart have been a leader in advancing this important work. His best-selling books, Creating Cultures of Thinking and Making Thinking Visible, have done much to popularize the use of thinking routines in schools and museums around the world. His work has enhanced our understanding of the importance of school and classroom culture in nurturing powerful thinkers and learners.