Going it alone – is that such a bad thing?

Susan Cain describes the power of the introverts. Perhaps you are one and you didn’t realise it. Or perhaps you are somewhere on the spectrum between an extrovert and introvert or maybe it just depends on the time of day.

Susan Cain’s description of introverts acts as a counterpose to the spreading use of open classrooms, group work and collaboration that has its place, but have we gone to far? It seems that in education there is a tendency to embrace every new trend with gusto but as teachers we need to know when to use each trend or skill to our advantage.

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