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.
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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.