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After viewing this TED talk from author Susan Cain, I was inspired to dig a little deeper and come up with some good teaching tips regarding the enigma that is… the introverted student.
I just got back from a weekend at EduCon.
My four-year-old started a new preschool a few weeks ago.
Burruss, J. & Kaenzig, L. Virginia Association for the Gifted Vol. 21, No. 1 Fall 1999
Did you catch the recent news story about Natalie Munro, the high school English teacher from Pennsylvania who blogged her true feelings about her students? Apparently failing to comprehend the public nature of the Internet, she mused about the nasty things she wished she could write on her students’ report cards. It was an abuse of trust, and a blinkered use of the blogging medium. But that’s not what I want to focus on; others have already covered that very effectively. I want to talk about Munro’s view of quiet and shy students. Here, according to her blog entry of January 21, 2010 (since removed) is what she wished she could put on their report cards:
Published Online: May 22, 2012 Published in Print: May 23, 2012, as Studies Highlight Classroom Plight Of Quiet Students
Published Online: May 22, 2012
Mind & Brain :: Mind Matters :: January 24, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print Author Susan Cain explains the fallacy of "groupwork," and points to research showing that it can reduce creativity and productivity By Gareth Cook
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk . This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
I was first made aware of both the numbers of introverts in America, and the pent-up feeling many of us have of being misunderstood, when I wrote an essay for the travel website World Hum about being an introverted traveler. If you're a world traveler, I'm sure you've heard other travelers insist that travel is "all about meeting people." In my first essay, " Confessions of an Introverted Traveler ", I admitted to traveling for reasons other than meeting people. I followed that up with Six Tips for Introverted Travelers ". Those two essays received more views than any other post on World Hum in 2009. We are legion.
I'm all about self-affirmations this week. I covered affirmations for pessimists on another blog, now I'm thinking about affirmations for introverts . Self-affirmations, when spoken aloud, can sound kind of silly. OK, sometimes they sound a little silly even when you say them silently to yourself.
By William Pannapacker Some years ago I joined my students in taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a test to determine personality type. It was an assignment in a course I was teaching on vocational exploration.
I am an introvert . And, like my fellow introverts, I am sorely misunderstood. Common wisdom says that America is a nation of extroverts and here, introversion is stigmatized. Parents worry about children who would rather play alone in their rooms than join the gang in the playground. Bookish teenagers are exhorted to break out of their shells. Adults are chastised if they would rather work alone than as team players.
The "hardworking but quiet" child may be overlooked in the classroom in favour of more extrovert peers. Photograph: www.alamy.com
I'm in the bathroom of the American embassy in Tokyo, and I can't leave. Somewhere in the elegant rooms beyond, the ambassador is holding his annual holiday party. Diplomats from around the world, U.S. military personnel and reporters are mingling, sipping Champagne and picking at hors d'oeuvres. As TIME's Tokyo bureau chief, I should be there, trolling for gossip or mining potential sources. And for 20 minutes or so after arriving, despite the usual nerves, I did just that.