Some Students and Teachers Prefer Quiet


Michael Godsey’s recent article, Why Introverted Teachers are Burning Out, included a link to a study on Giftedness and Introversion by Jill D. Burruss and Lisa Kaenzig, from the College of William and Mary Center for Gifted Education. The study itself is a little out of date, but does remind us of how school can be perceived by those who are introverted.

While I addressed how to help shy and withdrawn boys in my book, Boys of Few Words, it’s worth noting again that not every quiet person is shy, withdrawn, or unhappy. Sometimes a quiet person is listening deeply, or being mindful.

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