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Posted on March 13, 2015 7:20 pm
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Student Shy to Present
I have a student who is excellent in the classroom and goes above and beyond to excel in his work. This student has a learning disability and struggles with reading and word association. As a result, this young man does not like to present in front of the class for obvious reasons. I typically let him present to just me, which he is OK with, yet I still feel that I need to find a way to help him overcome his fear. What are some ways that I could help boost his confidence?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 14, 2015 12:31 am

byMabu
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You may want to allow the class to present in small groups and see how he does with that. If he is comfortable with that, you can ease him into presenting to the whole group.
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WuGusa
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This is a great idea and sounds like a great way to help the student grow in a small group.
  Posted on: September 29, 2015 12:44 am



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Good solution.
  Posted on: March 6, 2016 4:17 pm

Kady Schlemmer
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This is exactly what I would do. Building confidence in small doses just mig be what he needs to help him get over his fear.
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 8:32 pm

uWureg
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not sure that this is the best solution that was presented given the childs difficulties. I feel that other steps need to be taken before the child presents to his peers
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:25 am

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Solution 2
Posted March 15, 2015 2:07 pm

ybereD
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Allowing him to present in a small group will help ease him in the transition of presenting in front of the whole class.It is crucial for us to make students jump out of their comfort zone, that is when learning is taking place.
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rybuZy
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Right. If you stay in your comfort zone, you never grow.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:29 am

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Solution 3
Posted March 15, 2015 5:33 pm

ByHuSu
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Similar to one of the solutions posted above, I would recommend letting him record himself presenting. It can be shown to the class, but he does not have to be in the room when it is shown. Then his classmates can provide positive and encouraging feedback. When he reads all the great things they thought about his presentation, he may be more willing to do a live one as time goes on.
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uWureg
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I agree wholeheartedly with this solution. Love the idea of the child getting positive feedback from his peers.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:23 am

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Solution 4
Posted March 14, 2015 8:58 pm

eTypaX
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Maybe you could record him on an ipad or iphone presenting a book or math problem so he can practice presenting, then show this to the class. Maybe this would begin to boost his confidence. Or you could let him practice with a buddy or with you what to say and then repeat what was said to the class.
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Solution 5
Posted September 29, 2015 2:26 pm

Tabitha Tirado
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A possible solution would be to have the student present in a small group setting or with a partner just to see how the student reacts. As the student becomes more comfortable and confident increase the amount of students the student presents to.
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Solution 6
Posted October 18, 2015 10:43 pm

VuGuGu
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You could possibly record the student (with permission of course) when he is presenting to you. That way he can play the video of him presenting to the class on presentation day. Instead of presenting the entire project, he could introduce the his presentation video to the class. That would be a shorter amount of time he would have to actually be in front of the class speaking. This could help him get used to speaking in front of them.
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equXuh
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Presenting in small groups may help boost confidence and ease into presenting to groups. Maybe the number in a group can gradually increase.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 4:52 am

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