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Mom of 1 elementary student, 1 hs student, 1 college sophomore in Texas.

Though Susan Cain's books is

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Though Susan Cain's books is indeed good, I LOVE the book... Educating the Introverted Child: The Silent Cohort by Dr. B. T. Peddington! It is spot on!!! My youngest son is an introvert, as are both my husband and I. This book played a pivotal part in getting his principal/teacher to understand why he is the way he is. He was being mistaken as depressed, which completely boggled our minds, but trying to explain that he's perfectly normal just wasn't working for me. Though he would still prefer stay home if given the choice rather than go to school...he at least no longer 'hates' school, enjoys it for the most part, and starts his days without dread. :o) He now feels more connected to his teacher as she does with him. I owe a lot to this book and recommend it to anyone that can read...especially parents, teachers, school counselors, and school administrators. :)

Kindergarten Teacher from Texas

I'm an introverted

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I'm an introverted Kindergarten teacher. I am the type of teacher that becomes extroverted in the classroom and at the end of the day I go back to being my introverted self. I'm really interested in reading this book. I can't wait to see what I can use to help differentiate instruction in my classroom.

co-founder I am Bullyproof Music

I'm like a happy puppy. I

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I'm like a happy puppy. I jump all over people and then I'm done. I want to go home. It's weird to be outgoing and not shy. It's weird always explaining why there's nothing wrong, you're just done talking. I was the last person I know to get a cell phone. Phones still make me feel like I'm on a leash.

Boy, am I going to share this :-)

11th English, Birmingham, AL

I encourage my young writers

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I encourage my young writers by telling them that the only mistake they can make is to not try. By encouraging action I feel like it alleviates some of the fears my students have of failure. And will they mistakes? Yes, of course! Mistakes, though, turn into learning opportunities!

Pre-service teacher education - after 25 years in an elementary classroom

Thanks for sharing these

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Thanks for sharing these thoughts. Well said. I also am an introvert and a teacher. After a career in the elementary classroom, I made a shift to higher education working with preservice teachers. I share my story and memories of too often becoming lost in the backdrop of all the activity of school. I do so to in making a case for these future teachers to not lose sight of each of the students under their care.

I posted a blog sharing some of my thoughts on this topic at http://wlindquist.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/i-am-an-introvert-in-an-extro...

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