SUSTAINING THE INTEREST OF SHY STUDENTS: JULIE CALFEE AND STUDENT COPING SKILLS
In some cases, coping skills and strategies might need to be offered to students who aren’t naturally outgoing. Consider a shy high school student who is operating within an environment designed to encourage student-led discussion or student performance. Julie Calfee promotes coping skills and strategies by pairing shy students with outgoing students, providing both students with the opportunity to shine. For example, the outgoing student is given the role of acting out the scene while the shy student sits to the side and reads the text out loud. An outgoing person herself, Julie spends time identifying and structuring specific activities and supports that ensure the participation of her students who are shy or reluctant speakers.