Susan Cain: Why Schools Must Embrace Introverted Students
According to the Montessori Manhattan and Upper West Side Preschool Blog, “Susan, a self prescribed introvert, told true stories about quiet children who are often overlooked during the admissions process for private elementary schools.” Talking to a “packed audience,” Cain said that “the quiet children are often very thoughtful in their approach to new situations and need more time to warm up.” Introverts are comfortable working independently, she reminded the audience, and they are often more creative than their extroverted counterparts. Cain concluded with some practical advice: “give the quiet children more time to warm up, listen to what people who have a long relationship with the child say about him/her, and consider the benefits of having quiet children in the mix during enrollment time."
Susan Cain’s "Quiet" keynotes are perfect for many audiences, from education groups to C-level corporate conferences. For anyone who wants to learn how to harness the intrinsic power of introverts—at work and in school—Cain’s message, delivered with graceful persuasion, will resonate. Cain’s book, Quiet, will be released in January, 2012. It is already being hailed as belonging to “an elite class with the best books from Malcolm Gladwell” (Teresa Amabile, Harvard Business School).