Teacher, TES Connect blogger and behaviour expert Tom Bennett puts on his agony uncle hat and answers your education questions
I have an extremely shy student whom I have spent the best part of the year trying to cajole into being more active and comfortable in the classroom. I have tried a few approaches: small group work so speaking out is less intimidating; directing questions to him when I know he is passionate and knowledgeable about the topic. But he clams up, goes red and looks away. It is awkward for all and I feel terrible for doing it. Have you any tips for helping this sort of student to come out of their shell?
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