How To Teach a Introvert

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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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R.I.P. “O Captain! My Captain!” Robin Williams

Such a loss…

“O Captain! My Captain!”, I grew up (1993) seeing you and your masterpieces, being inspired by you, smiling and thinking intellectually along your genius, you left us too early, such genius, such masterpieces done…

Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Hook, Alladin, Jumanji, Flubber, Mrs. Doubtfire, “Dr. Know” on Artificial Intelligence: AI, Freedom: A History of Us, Hamlet, Great Minds Think for Themselves, Being Human, One Hour Photo, Insomnia, From Time to Time, Seize the Day, etc., I can’t possibly name all of Robin William’s masterpieces that inspired and keep inspiring my and other individuals paths…

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«(…) My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.» – “193. O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman