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Good Read: Should Teachers Ask Introverted Kids to Speak Up at School?

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"As a teacher, it is my job to teach grammar, vocabulary, and literature, but I must also teach my students how to succeed in the world we live in -- a world where most people won't stop talking. If anything, I feel even more strongly that my introverted students must learn how to self-advocate by communicating with parents, educators, and the world at large."

Read the rest of Jessica Lahey's insightful discussion on why she continues to count class participation into her grading, even for her introverted students.

Adapted from Sylverarts and PILart/ Shutterstock Next week marks the beginning of parent-teacher conferences. I can count on a few issues to come up: how I calculate grades, the degree to which I am willing to chase students for late work, and individual parents' expectations about the flow of information between school and home.

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