I really dislike the stereotype that a teacher needs to be an extroverted, demonstrative personality. I’m not saying it isn’t stupendous for colourful personalities to be teaching our kids. I simply find it unfortunate that this perception of the profession prevents amazing teachers from entering or staying in it. Introverts are often very reflective and less interested than extroverts at dominating talk. In other words, they don’t need to be the centre of attention. Isn’t that one thing we need more of?