Written by a developmental and an educational psychologist with decades of experience between them, Quiet at School demystifies the latest research on shyness. It offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to everything teachers should know about shy children.
Compared to their more sociable counterparts, shy children are at greater risk for a variety of difficulties in primary school, including internalising problems, difficulties with peer relationships, and poorer academic performance.
Topics covered include:
- How shyness develops in childhood
- The unique challenges faced by shy children at school
- General strategies and specific techniques for improving shy children's social, emotional and academic functioning at school.
Despite an increase in research on shyness, shy children are still not well understood by teachers and other school personnel. Quiet at School offers research-based practices for creating safe and inclusive learning environments that will help shy students thrive.