By Emma Castleberry
In 2012, author Susan Cain released a book entitled, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.” This book brought on revolutionary thought about what introverts are capable of and how we as a society can nurture their strengths. Introverts are often misunderstood as shy, antisocial, or even unintelligent because of their reluctance to participate in a traditional classroom that is so obviously catered to extraverts. But in the right setting, introverts are creative, profound learners who can thrive.
In “Quiet,” Cain defines introverts as people who simply “prefer quieter, more minimally stimulating environments.” A 1:1 learning environment is just that - quiet and more minimally stimulating. 1:1 learning is perfect for introverted people for a number of reasons. Here are a few.