Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
A friend and colleague mentioned this book to me a week ago, and it sounds fascinating. As teachers, we consistently encourage kids to participate. What we really want to do is to encourage them to be engaged, but the line between the two is often blurred. In fact, we sometimes equate “vocal participation” with “engagement,” when they can be quite different things.
When a child is quiet in class, is she listening, attentive, spaced-out, asleep? Is he uncomfortable, bored, shy, or just taking it all in? Those are important questions to ask. I’m very curious about this book.
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