I am so glad that I went to school the old fashion way in the Bronx. Desks lined up, I looked ahead at the back of someone's head. I was never in the front row, a place of exposure. Quiet was rewarded. I learned in quiet with little interaction. I did not become a mass murderer. Now I go into schools and the new way is desk pods. Four desks in a little group. Learn to team build and interact. Well, it may get you into Harvard, but if you are an introvert, it will be a stressful time. Helicopter parents worry about their kids becoming "loners," lacking social skills, which seems to equate with being unpopular, which will lead to becoming a mass murderer, unemployed, and not fulfilling one's potential. I might have survived this new way of organized pod class if I was paired with one child, but who was also an introvert. I have extrovert friends, but we don't spend all day five days a week together. Some of us need our quiet time, our solitude, to prepare us for activities that call for more interaction with groups. I always pray before going to coffee and donuts.