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Re: dialogue journal
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:35

This is a great idea and a way of communication between parents, teachers, and students! I remember learning that this helps all students, especially ELLs in particular because they can practice writing in both English and the home language. I've also seen this done with a little twist, it can also serve as a diary and students can write "P" on the top for private, so no one will read it. I think this also works because they are getting their thoughts out if we read it or not, are working on writing skills, and feel safe in expressing themselves.

  • Journal - Jordan Seagraves, Thu Jun 18 10:12
    My students during my student teaching did something every Friday called Friday Journals. The students would write about anything they wanted to and to who they wanted to. It could be to mom, dad, or ... more
    • Re: Journal - Megan Rembert, Fri Jun 19 10:01
      I agree with the other replies that take home journals are great for communication with adults and communication skills in writing itself. I've also learned through my schooling that it's a great... more
    • re: journal - stacy huffman, Thu Jun 18 22:25
      I love the idea of the shared journal! And I agree that it is a good way to connect parents, teachers and students. I saw a video once in which a teacher used a journal as a way to communicate with a ... more
    • Re: dialogue journal - macdonaldke, Thu Jun 18 10:35
      • journaling - koppenhaverd, Thu Jun 18 11:00
        Privacy issues seldom arise in a journal if students trust you and would be highly unlikely in ASD. Many students with ASD are not that self-aware or understanding of your perspective. I always let... more
        • Re - macdonaldke, Thu Jun 18 17:29
          Oh that is one characteristic I did not know of, thank you for that information! I agree that teachers sometimes get an exclusive look into the lives of students that many others never see, and it's... more
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