Class Participation

Class Participation

By Siva Sankrithi

Girl taking a test in class

Reinventing Assessment

Going beyond the basics: shared experience-based assessment that works for all.

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Class Participation

By Derek Walter

Group of students working together

Group Work That Works

Quiet teachers and students win with group work that actually works for all.

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Class Participation

By Priscilla Gilman

How Introverted Kids Can Practice Self-Advocacy

My—quiet—way or the highway? There is a middle road.

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Class Participation

By Marzi

An Illustrated Guide to Handling Class Participation

No need to raise your hand to be a class participant!

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Class Participation

By Kelly Wickham Hurst

Girl working on her homework

Quiet Black Girls—and How We Fail Them

Being quiet should not equate to being overlooked.

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Class Participation

By Derek Walter

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Why We Need to Make Space for Quiet Teachers

The push for performance and excessive collaboration leaves little room for quiet teachers.

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Class Participation

By Kelly O'Laughlin

Girl reading book alone on the grass

Scenes from an Introverted Childhood

Introvert? There will be a lot that resonates here.

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Class Participation

By Susan Cain

Shy girl in classroom hiding behind a chair

How Do Teachers Feel about Their Quiet Students?

Why do so many high-functioning people look back at high school as the worst time of their lives—and why do we accept this as normal?

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Class Participation

By Jessica Lahey

Class Participation: Let’s Talk About It

There are ways to encourage participation other than asking students to speak up in class, and silence is an incredibly important tool for promoting learning and teaching patience.

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Class Participation

By Emily J. Klein and Meg Riordan

teacher pointing to chalk board while student listens

Participation Penalizes Quiet Learners

Participation level isn’t always an indication of learning.

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Class Participation

By John Spencer

Girl raising hand in classroom

Encouraging Introverts to Speak Up in School

In my sixth year of teaching, a student wrote me a note that read, “Don’t let me get away with being too quiet. Make me talk even if it’s hard for me. You ask loud kids to stop interrupting and blurting out, right? So ask me to speak up, please.”

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