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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. But Cain particularly feels for one group of introverts: the quiet kids in a classroom.
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. Our most important institutions, like schools and workplaces, are designed for extroverts, says Cain in her TED Talk. [Watch: The power of…
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You sit and stare,
Words become rare
You sit and stare
Eternity it seems
Your images hit, the way it makes you tremble, teeth clenched, jaw tight. Something has made you awaken, you don’t want to. But it, it does(and it pierces your ear, drums bleed, vibration. There is no sound) For more reasons then anyone could comprehend, you rise and don’t look back.
All the way around; it seems like I’ve only ever been yelled at, or only ever been told about how these people and how they manage to do something Bout their situation. (Seems like I’m caught up on everything)
Or is it that I only ever begun at a slow pace, but had plans to get it done.
I ought to be in a league. I’m very talented, but how it is; is that, I want people: seems as though, I couldn’t see them when they were with me and they were always going further away.