Introverts – The Quiet Learners

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Introverts – The Quiet Learners


Presenter:Theresa Biggs M.Ed.
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Intense, loner, wallflower, focused… these are just a few ways introverts are frequently described. Whether its in the classroom, at home, or on the playground, these reserved individuals often get lost in the shuffle. Although we predominantly live in an extrovert world, it is important to remember that introverted gifted students have so much to offer.

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In “Introverts: The Quiet Gifted,” Teresa Biggs, M.Ed., explores the characteristics and value of the often overlooked gifted group, introverts. Like every one of their extroverted counterparts, introverted gifted students have much to offer. Discover how to recognize and work with this special population that represents about one half of all gifted students.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn to:

  • Understand common characteristics of the introverted gifted student
  • Examine the place of the introverted student in an extroverted world
  • Determine how to meet the needs of the gifted introvert in the classroom
Ms. Biggs is the Coordinator of Advanced Academics for Plano ISD. She has a passion for learning and serving the gifted community with a special interest in the English classroom. This has led her to work with the both the College Board and the International Baccalaureate Organization. Ms. Biggs is a member of the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) Board of Directors and also serves as chair of the TAGT Leadership Division.

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