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Posted on October 6, 2014 1:58 am
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Aslihan Unal
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Shy student
Joyce is not making much progress teaching her remedial English class and is particularly concerned about an extremely shy student who is not responding to her teaching methods and style.
What would you do to help her shy student?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 17, 2014 8:09 pm

hygaPe
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The teacher could give an interest inventory. Once the student has completed it, the teacher could find common ground and interests with the student. This might help the student open up to the teacher. I think a relationship must be built before the student will start responding to the teacher. Through the interest inventory the teacher can find out what the student's learning style is as well.
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Chelsea
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I like this solution. Giving the student an interest inventory is an interesting solution. I do agree that it is important to develop some sort of common ground with your students. Even if this does not fully solve the problem, this is a good first step.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 12:29 am

ymuXyg
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I completely agree with this solution. Building a relationship with a student is key in a) picking material that is relevant to them and b) building a special bond that will make it easier for the student to learn.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 11:29 pm

duNuJy
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I like this solution.
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Solution 2
Posted February 22, 2015 3:14 am

ajybus
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I would suggest finding a way to positively compliment the student on their work or their effort in completing an assignment. I would try to promote myself as a teacher who will support their efforts while learning. Hopefully this would encourage a more comfortable relationship and initiate more participation with this student.
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Solution 3
Posted March 14, 2015 7:46 pm

yTenyV
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I have found when dealing with shy students, finding alternative ways for them to express ideas and presentations is necessary. For example, I had a shy student who did not want to talk in front of the class to deliver a presentation. She instead opted to recored herself and post the video on our Edmodo page for students to see. She received so much positive online feedback that by the end of the year, she chose to present another project in class, but instead of standing at the front of the class, I let her stand at her table.
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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 7:59 pm

yqeSeL
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The teacher could discuss the importance of this with the student, try to determine why the student is non-responsive and develop strategies to help the student move forward. Connecting with the student and figuring out likes and dislikes will help aid in the students' growth and development. Building rapport and trust are two important factors, I believe in helping students gain the confidence needed to succeed.
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Solution 5
Posted October 12, 2015 1:20 am

gyteMe
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She should find ways to relate to her student. Maybe she could start off by starting a one on one conversation with her during their lunch period. She could take time out by having a conversation about where the student is from and talk about her family and what things she likes to do.
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Solution 6
Posted October 14, 2015 2:31 am

anaRyn
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I would recommend incorporating group activities where groups are pre-selected based on activities they enjoy and introducing the student to other students that are similar in personality. Begin with a survey to see what all your students enjoy doing or how they learn best. Group your students based on the survey and introduce students to each other with a fun and positive team building activity where they have to accomplish something together. Your shy student is likely to open up to friendships with students she may have things in common with. I have found over the year that introducing my shy students to other shy students really helps with friendships in class.
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Solution 7
Posted March 13, 2015 7:07 pm

qaGuqy
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I would recommend simply talking to the student one on one. By talking to her you could possibly make a student teacher relationship with the student. This shows the student that you do care and you just want to help her. I would have to agree with the previous solution with giving the student a student interest survey. Conferencing with the student after assignments and see if she understands or how you can help her.
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Solution 8
Posted February 24, 2017 4:47 pm

nick morse
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Find out what the student likes and give her an activity to do it.
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Solution 9
Posted October 13, 2016 8:34 pm

Jillian Rintrona
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I would talk with her and see what is going on. i would also implement group and partner work which will help engage the student and make they come out of there shell little by little.
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Solution 10
Posted February 23, 2017 4:39 am

beTyze
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I would have more one on one time with the student that needed extra help and maybe show her some alternative ways to learn something that isn't quite sticking. Id send her home with more review sheets, and maybe even after school tutoring.
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Solution 11
Posted October 3, 2016 8:20 pm

PumuMu
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Just give her time
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Solution 12
Posted October 25, 2015 12:49 am

vapaju
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Depending on the amount of time the teacher has had time to get to know the students academic strengths, create a performance task assignment in the domain the student tends to be proficient in. Allow a large amount of choices for students to make yet still staying within the rubric guidelines. Use this assignment for the opportunities of conference with the student. This will allow more meaningful encounters and quality conversing between the teacher and the student. The information collected from these interactions can be use to purposely choose moments and opportunities for the shy student to display their content knowledge or other strengths.
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Solution 13
Posted March 13, 2015 12:45 am

eQymyX
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I would suggest playing to the child's strengths. I have a child in my classroom that did not talk at the beginning of the year. I talked to her mother and observed her in class to find out what she likes. By incorporating her interests into the classroom, she has blossomed and is no longer seen as the shy student.
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