Listen to the latest episode (5) of Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts podcast as I and others speak about how young introverts might thrive on social media.
Susan Cain‘s Quiet: The Power of Introverts hit this teacher and parent like a tonne of bricks. Since I’m not in the mood to write a book review, I thought I’d publish a quick post of links for @shareski of my previous posts influenced by/connect to her ideas, as well as essential ‘cliff notes’ on the book many of you have already seen floating around the interwebz.
The TED Talk and RSA Animate respectively:
It isn’t that shy kids who don’t like to literally talk in your class can now share their ideas in an online sphere. Anyway, at least it isn’t just that.
It’s that everyone in your class tends to become a more diverse, contemporary communicator. They get their ideas out for sharing in so many different ways that you stop labeling kids as the class clown, the shy kid, the leader, the follower. It helps students know and respect each other as learners in a way that is less encumbered by the complexities of childhood and adolescent social strata.
Read Susan’s interview with me here.