Quiet Kids Count with Chrissy Romano Arrabito – PPD065

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Chrissy Romano Arrabito is a career teacher and proud of it! She is currently an elementary teacher at Nellie K. Parker Elementary School in Hackensack, New Jersey and has over 26 years of experience as an elementary and middle school teacher. She graduated from Rutgers University where she studied Sociology and Psychology. She went on to complete the Teacher Certification program and earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from William Paterson University. Chrissy is dedicated to teaching the whole child, stimulating and supporting innovation in classrooms, and strives to provide authentic learning experiences for her students. Her true passion lies in nurturing the quiet kids, those that tend to fall through the cracks, those that truly need a champion to support and advocate for them. She is the author of, Quiet Kids Count: Unleashing the True Potential, Book 3 in the Lead Forward Series, which presents stories and strategies to make space for the quiet kids and find ways to amplify their voices and unleash their true potential.

We discussed the following with Chrissy:

  • What is one thing people don’t realize about quiet kids? 
  • What is the biggest challenge teachers have to overcome when working with quiet kids?
  • What is the best piece of advice you can give for working with or being accommodating to an introverted student?
  • How can we apply all these concepts when interacting with adults who may be introverted?
  • What is/are the biggest takeaways that you want from the readers?

Resources

What We’re Listening To

AJ: How to Conquer Self-Doubt with Ed Mylett “I am worth it!” “I deserve it!” This is what is going to be taught to believe YOURSELF!

It’s the feeling that creeps up on you when you need your confidence the most. That relentless voice that tells you, you’re not good enough, smart enough, fast enough, strong enough, beautiful enough. Doubt can be so crippling. It can stop you from achieving greatness in your business, in your faith, in your relationships… in EVERYTHING! I can tell you a million times that YOU ARE ENOUGH but if YOU don’t’ believe in yourself, that temporary boost of confidence will eventually wear off and the doubt will settle back in. Confidence has to be cultivated from within! But how do you do this???? In this episode, I’m going to teach you the exact skills that will allow you to conquer self-doubt and replace it with self-confidence!

Chris: Throughline (NPR) – “Becoming America” (2/13/2020)

When the United States of America was founded, it was only a union of a small number of states. By the beginning of the 20th century, the United States had become an empire; with states and territories and colonies that spanned the globe. As a result, the country began to not only reconsider its place in the world, but also its very name.

Stacey: Hidden Brain-When Things Click: The Power Of Judgment-Free Learning

This week on Hidden Brain, we explore an innovative idea about how we learn. It will take us from the Russian laboratory of Ivan Pavlov, to a dolphin exhibit in Hawaii, to a top teaching hospital in New York. It’s about a method to quiet the noise. The sort of clutter that can turn learning into a minefield of misery. Students care more about getting praise than learning.

Not all learning can be gamified, and not all learning can be broken down into a series of steps

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AJ Bianco
Christopher J. Nesi

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