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How to teach a young introvert

How to teach a young introvert
What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education. Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. In the U.S., where one third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people. Some of them might be data engineers overwhelmed by the noise of an open-floor-plan office. Others might be lawyers turning 30, whose friends shame them for not wanting a big birthday bash. Cain remembers a childhood full of moments when she was urged by teachers and peers to be more outgoing and social — when that simply wasn’t in her nature. We gave Cain a call to talk about how schools, both right now and far off in the future, could better care for the needs of introverted students. What kind of response did you get to the part of your TED Talk about the education system and how it isn’t optimized for introverts? “What an extroverted act it is in the first place to go to school. Interesting. Yes.

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10 Super Effective Ways to Grab Your Students’ Attention It’s one of the great challenges of teaching. How do you compete with the distractions of a modern student’s life? How do you interest them in what you’re offering when their entertainment options are so immediate, so exciting, and so easy? How do you sell them on the cool complexity of a quadratic equation or the beauty of a delicate ecosystem?

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A Miracle-Working Idea to Tame Your Out-of-Control Class Click here to find out more about the Teach 4 the Heart podcast. Sometimes there’s a class that’s just – how can we say this nicely? – challenging. You’ve tried everything you can think of, and they still don’t want to learn. Enter whole brain teaching.