November 28, 2015

In-class Journal

Consider purchasing some inexpensive journals for your class, or you may ask your students to buy them. Allowing opportunities for reflective journaling is one of the best ways to change the week-to-week dynamics of your classroom. For instance, this week’s topic offers several perfect opportunities for personal reflection. You might ask the students to write about an experience in their life, or in the life of a friend, when, say, a bully got his just deserts. How did they feel when they heard what happened to their nemesis? Or you might ask them to write a paragraph or two about what they’d miss most about their best friend.