Tracy Ainsworth

Quiet Schools

Despite a renewed focus on and commitment to diversity and inclusion, most schools continue to perpetuate and reward an “extrovert ideal.” Inspired by the work of Susan Cain to empower introverts, Tang Fellow Tracy Ainsworth will explore ways to effectively support the needs of introverted students and faculty members and to identify and leverage their strengths. When students and educators have a deeper understanding of the diversity and power of temperament, they can more fully nurture, value, and benefit from the ideas and contributions of others, thus building stronger and more inclusive communities.

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