How to teach a young introvert

Always love a little shout out to the introverts of the world. Help a kid out!

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What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education.

Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. In the U.S., where one third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people. Some of them might be data engineers overwhelmed by the noise of an open-floor-plan office. Others might be lawyers turning 30, whose friends shame them for not wanting a big birthday bash. But Cain particularly feels for one group of introverts: the quiet kids in a classroom.

Cain remembers a childhood full of moments when she was urged by teachers and peers to be more outgoing and social — when that simply wasn’t in her nature. Our most important institutions, like schools and workplaces, are designed for extroverts, says Cain in her TED Talk. [Watch: The power of…

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Architect Profiles: Richard Crowther (1910-2007)

Architect Profiles: Richard Crowther (1910-2007)

I’ve recently become interested in the history of Lakeside Amusement Park. This is a decent article showing photographs of Crowther’s work at the park as well as various buildings he designed around the Denver area. He designed the art deco style ticket booths at the park. Lakeside is the greatest place for a person like me; electric typography, history, design, architecture…heaven.


Cranky Pressman – Inspector Stamp

Cranky Pressman – Inspector Stamp

I need to get this stamp designed and sent to this company BEFORE this Saturday the 6th. It takes 10 days from receipt of file to delivery. My tchotchke project is due on the 16th. I want to do two of these stamps, one with a circular shape, one with a triangular shape. Each one will have a VERY SHORT “geeky” “designerly” quote or graphic. Something timeless. Something that would be fun to use for years to come after attending a typography convention…now that I say it, they almost need to be words only…I mean it is from a typographic event…hmmm…