5 Teaching Strategies for Working with Shy Students

Getting shy children to come out of their shells and participate in classroom activities can be a trick. First and foremost, you don’t want to call them out and ask them to participate against their wishes, and moreover, you want to make them as comfortable as possible.

With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator in Upstate New York, looks at some teaching strategies designed to help you work with shy students. Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Create a Signal to Interact with Them
  • Pair Them with a Friend
  • And More!


In summation, Janelle notes: “The simple understanding of a shy child’s feelings can make a huge impact on their world in the classroom. Use these tips above to help your shy students thrive and feel comfortable in your classroom.”

How do you interact with shy students in your classroom? Do you have tops that you think will make a difference in a shy child’s life in school?


Professional Development: Reasons to Love Being a Teacher

The holiday season is upon us, and for many teachers, this time of year brings about a sense of malaise – and teacher burnout.

All of us might need a reminder of why we’ve embarked upon the education profession, and today, frequent TeachHUB.com contributor Janelle Cox offers up just that with an article that stirs us to remember why we became teachers.

Some of Janelle’s reasons to remember why to love being a teacher:

    You Are Making a Difference
    You Can Express Your Creative Side
    You are an Inspiration
    It Keeps You on Your Toes


Overall, this article serves as a pleasant reminder of why we became teachers in the first place.

What are your top reasons for loving teaching? Is there anything we should add to the list?


Download TeachHUB Magazine for FREE Today!

In this month’s issue of TeachHUB magazine, we instruct readers on how to use YouTube in the classroom productively, and feature a helpful organization called Marchbook Learning.

Did you know TeachHUB magazine is FREE? It is, and it’s a terrific resource designed to help you become a better educator.