Be flexible and spontaneous! I make use of my puppet theater and puppets on a daily basis in order to introduce new concepts in an enjoyable and interactive manner. The inhibited students can be gently prompted to voice their ideas in this non-threatening and non-competitive environment.
Sometimes all it takes is a lovable and somewhat whimsical character to loosen a shy student’s tongue. Allow ample opportunity for the learners to manipulate the puppets by themselves during free play.