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The Quiet Ones: Reaching the Introverted Student

A natural introvert, I was a very reserved child. Though I excelled academically, I didn’t connect with many teachers. Some pushed in vain to get me out of my shell. I felt like a failure as low participation point tarnished my otherwise perfect grades. Others saw that my work was good and I didn't cause trouble, so I was ignored as vocal and struggling kids demanded their attention. I hope these resources help you rethink introversion and better reach these students.
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The Quiet Ones: Reaching the Introverted Student
  • ideas.ted.com
    ideas.ted.com

    How to teach a young introvert

    10 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Susan Cain, author of Quiet (above), speaks specifically and at length in this interview about the educational implications of her ideas. She addresses the problems introverts face with how our schools currently operate and provides excellent advice for teachers to empower the introverts in their classrooms.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom

    6 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Introversion and shyness are often confused. The author of this article makes a clear distinction between these attributes and discredits the idea that introversion is something that should be "overcome." The author then goes on to describe the needs of introverts, including space, processing time, and the ability to recharge alone.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    The Power of Introverts: An Essential Understanding for Teachers

    6 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    The ideas from Susan Cain's Quiet (above) are applied to the classroom in practical ways. The author of this article gives advice to help teachers understand and connect with their introverted students. She also addresses teachers who are themselves introverted, which can be a struggle.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    If you don't get a chance to read Susan Cain's book Quiet (above), at least take the time to view this powerful 20-minute TED Talk in which the author expounds on many of the major points of the book.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Susan Cain's powerful and well-researched book argues that as a society, we tend to overlook and undervalue introverts. The book challenges readers to rethink introversion and embrace its positive attributes. It has applications well beyond the classroom, but it can be a powerful tool to help teachers understand their introverted students and help them grow by embracing who they are rather than trying to force them into an unnatural extroversion.
  • theatlantic.com
    theatlantic.com

    Why Schools Are Increasingly Neglecting Introverts

    8 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    The modern classroom- one that tends to be focused heavily on cooperative learning- often neglects the needs of introverts. The author of this article speaks of creating a balance between interactive collaboration and quiet, individual work time.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Introversion and the Invisible Adolescent

    7 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Quiet students- those that say little and don't cause trouble- tend to become invisible in schools, especially in the teenage years as teachers are dealing with multiple large classes of students. The author of this article challenges teachers to make an effort to connect with these students and to expand their definition of classroom participation well beyond oral contributions to large-group discussions.
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