Question for all of you introverted teachers out there. How. Do. You. Do. It? I was researching it, and I found some book called Quiet, about introverted teachers, so I might check that out. I'm one of those people who is gravely introverted (not shy), but also with a deep passion to teach. I've routinely questioned if this is going to kill me in the in, and if I should switch majors, but every time I think about it, there's just nothing else I'd want to do, so yeah... I do want to differentiate introverted and shy. In high school, I worked as a grocery store cashier, and I was called out as one of their best employees, because I hustle, and I engage all of my customers--I tend to throw on an energetic and social persona at work. So I know I can do it as a teacher, too, but that doesn't mean it won't drains me. --- So, question to you introverted teachers: what do you do to keep yourself from burning out? Do you teach the class a little differently (I read about one teacher who meets one-on-one with each student once a week, which sounds amazing if it's possible). Do you plan specific alone time? Avoid staff lunches? Dish out your secrets, please! I know I'll need them in the future.