Although it may vary depending on the culture you are teaching in, the students are generally interested in you and curious about your life and why you are now living in their country. Sadly, many teachers mistake this as an opportunity to hold a monologue at the front of class as they run through a presentation discussing their country, schooling, hobbies, etc. While there is nothing really wrong with this approach, it can get a bit boring for the students, regardless of how curious they are about you. It is always better to get the students not only interested, but involved in the discussion if at all possible.
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We live in a nation that values its extroverts — the outgoing, the lovers of crowds — but not the quiet types who change the world.
She recently answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook.
This may be a stupid question, but how do you define an introvert? How can somebody tell whether they are truly introverted or extroverted? Not a stupid question at all!
Introverts prefer quiet, minimally stimulating environments, while extroverts need higher levels of stimulation to feel their best.
Stimulation comes in all forms — social stimulation, but also lights, noise, and so on.
Introverts even salivate more than extroverts do if you place a drop of lemon juice on their tongues! So an introvert is more likely to enjoy a quiet glass of wine with a close friend than a loud, raucous party full of strangers.
Shyness is the fear of negative judgment, while introversion is simply the preference for less stimulation.
Shyness is inherently uncomfortable; introversion is not. The traits do overlap, though psychologists debate to what degree.
You argue that our culture has an extroversion bias. Can you explain what you mean? In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. Introverts are to extroverts what American women were to men in the s -- second-class citizens with gigantic amounts of untapped talent.
How does this cultural inclination affect introverts? You especially lose a sense of how to spend your time. Is this just a problem for introverts, or do you feel it hurts the country as a whole?
This also leads to a lot of wrongheaded notions that affect introverts and extroverts alike. Most schools and workplaces now organize workers and students into groups, believing that creativity and productivity comes from a gregarious place.
This is nonsense, of course. From Darwin to Picasso to Dr. Seuss, our greatest thinkers have often worked in solitude, and in my book I examine lots of research on the pitfalls of groupwork. And when we do disagree consciously, we pay a psychic price. The Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns found that people who dissent from group wisdom show heightened activation in the amygdala, a small organ in the brain associated with the sting of social rejection.
Berns calls this the "pain of independence. Forty years of research shows that brainstorming in groups is a terrible way to produce creative ideas. The organizational psychologist Adrian Furnham puts it pretty bluntly:Mar 31, · Grammarly's free writing app makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.
What are the best answers for "in characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique"? What is the good answer for "In characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch. Create a list of facts about yourself, your country, and your family.
Print off several copies and attach them to the board at the front of the room.
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10 Great Ways That Show You How To Describe Yourself. Posted by Addam Corre on 21 Aug, February 23, 44 ; 0 I’m a creative thinker. I have an open mind about what will work best and I like to explore alternative solutions to problems.
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The Prompt: This week’s writing prompt is a bit different than usual. Instead of telling us a fictional tale, we’d like to read about the why behind your wondrous words.
Describe in the comments—in under words (and in this case, brevity is best)—the reason why you love writing. You can also share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but be sure include the hashtag #WhyWeWrite.
Prompts for Writing About Yourself. Writing Resources. 51 comments. How do you get back into writing again? How do you beat writer’s block?
Writing about yourself can be a great place to start. These creative writing exercises can also help you develop the characters in your short story, novel, or screenplay — just imagine your.