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Posted on February 23, 2020 5:29 pm
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aParyR
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Shy does not talk
There is a student that is so shy that they will not speak to peers or the teacher. What would you do to get the student to open up and start talking?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 23, 2020 6:33 pm

ePegej
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Establishing a positive relationship with the student may help in this situation. Try to connect with the student to help them feel more comfortable around you. Maybe try some ice breaker and get to know you activities. Pair this student with another friendly student to help them open up more.
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yJyLep
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Be patient with the student and try building a community within the classroom to make the student feel comfortable. One way to do this is to go on a field trip or do an activity where the whole class participates. This could help the shy student open up more and make friends.
  Posted on: February 23, 2020 7:01 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 23, 2020 8:32 pm

Alyssa Moore
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I had a preschooler who was shy like this also. During centers, they chose puzzles. I sat with the student, only talking when necessary, such as "can you please pass that piece" or "I think this piece goes here/there". Spending that time with the student over a period of time helped them come out of their shell.
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Samantha Mayhew
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It is a good idea to communicate with them during activities that they feel comfortable in without pressing on the conversation too much. Letting the student know that you are there for them will likely get them out of their shell.
  Posted on: February 23, 2020 11:31 pm

yperyH
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I think this is a great start for you and the student to get a relationship and then eventually working to adding student(s) into the scenario.
  Posted on: July 1, 2020 9:12 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 24, 2020 2:58 am

agejeM
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I would begin by building a positive relationship with students, using affirmations and encouraging words when they do speak in the classroom. I would institute small spaces to get them to feel comfortable sharing with the class, such as inviting students to pair share during activities so that it is less pressure than speaking in front of the whole class.
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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2020 3:55 am

tabape
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Use team works or even pair classroom work. Maybe at the beginning the student will only point at things or use the head to say yes or no. Eventually with time the student will start taking and develop personal confidence and trust in others as well. It takes time.
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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2020 9:56 pm

XuBety
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I have experienced a student in the past that was so shy she was almost mute. As long as she's doing well in the classroom and has some acquaintances I wouldn't push someone totally out of their comfort zone.
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