With research suggesting that the “majority of our teachers believe that the ‘ideal student’ is an extrovert,” how can we reverse the stigma against introversion?
Quiet and shy students can be mistakenly viewed as disconnected, without personality, or even low-functioning. As schools become more crowded with one-size-fits-all classrooms, the default plan often caters to the extroverts, the students wriggling in their chairs or talking out of turn. But when the importance of engaging all types of learners is overlooked, school can present missed opportunities for students, teachers, and parents.
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