Journaling allows students to reflect on their thinking and feelings, process their learning, and connect new information to what they know. As a more informal form of expression, journals can be safe spaces for students to make their learning visible and to share their difficulties, questions, and emotions about a topic.
Watch how this middle school teacher uses journals to support students' reflection on their participation. By allowing students time to journal their responses to different prompts first, students are able to reflect on their own participation and share this in a way that supports Metacognition. The teacher also discusses the importance of making students who may be shy feel safe and recognized through journaling, thus improving students Motivation to participate in class.
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Watch how Seesaw offers journaling for students as a way to record their learning. Students can record their reflection in multimedia formats such as pictures, videos, and audio clips, and teachers can respond and give feedback on their posts.
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