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Teacher Journals for TEFL Instructors

Teacher Journals for TEFL Instructors | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Journaling is not just for backpackers and sweet sixteens! We recommend taking the time to jot a few notes at the end of each class in your own TEFL journal, and here's why.
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The author suggests keeping a journal to document the TEFL teaching process, which seems an excellent idea for all teachers. 

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How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills

How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
For students who have difficult writing, we recommend online journals to help build reading, writing, and communication skills.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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For kids, everything is online now. So, doing a journal online makes sense. It is really important, though, that the journal is in a safe environment, and not shared with anyone but close family and friends. 

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Teresa MacKinnon's curator insight, November 16, 2014 3:32 AM

#cmc skills support accessibility #claved

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#on-line_recursos

Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:42 AM

For kids, everything is online now. So, doing a journal online makes sense. It is really important, though, that the journal is in a safe environment, and not shared with anyone but close family and friends. 

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How To Keep A Prayer Journal Video

I love you guys :) my tips: write a "letter to God" everyday with your prayer requests, feelings... pick a book from the Bible or a book that challenges your faith & take notes in your prayer...
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This is a very encouraging, honest video about how keeping a prayer journal can really help you in your walk with God. 

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Why Journaling Promotes Healing - Smitten By...

Why Journaling Promotes Healing - Smitten By... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
journaling image. Hi, my name is Kallie and I am a journaling junkie. It's been said that “the written word is power” and through my journey I have come to believe this as a TRUTH! I have been known to have a journal or two or ...
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Great article that shows how journaling helps in emotional healing. 

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:43 AM

Great article that shows how journaling helps in emotional healing. 

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Beautiful Art Journal

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really enjoying Misty Mawn's fresh and carefree take on art journaling using rescued books for the journal (which I have enjoyed in the past...but her approach is a bit new to me and very freeing!)...
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Feast your eyes on this sumptuous art journal!  

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:44 AM

Feast your eyes on this sumptuous art journal!  

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Sketchbook Wandering: Journaling With Lists

Sketchbook Wandering: Journaling With Lists | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Journaling With Lists. After being indoors most of the day, I took a woods walk at Moose Point State Park. My indoor, stuffy temper left on the gentle winds & instead some magic blew my way. ~Late afternoon sun weaving ...
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Love this idea! Simply listing your observations .... so simple but beautiful.

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Journaling for emotional and physical health

Journaling for emotional and physical health | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Keeping a journal can help you deal with anxiety, set and reach goals or lose weight.

Via Mark Kaylor
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How journaling can help your health in so many ways ...

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Clutter-busting with...one-sentence journaling

Clutter-busting with...one-sentence journaling | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Today I'm introducing a regular feature that offers information about creative "clutter-busting" techniques. The kind of clutter I'm referring to is anything that gets in the way of creating on a r...

Via Bobby Dillard, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Brilliant idea .... journal using one sentence a day. The awesome part is that it is doable. One of the hardest part of journaling is finding the time. This lets anyone journal. And the article outlines how much creativity and thoughtfulness can go into one-liners. 

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Penelope's comment, November 5, 2013 5:17 PM
I do the morning pages, but love the idea of one-sentence journaling!
ruthschapira's curator insight, September 3, 2014 10:34 PM

This technique pares things to the bare essentials, and makes journalling 'do-able' on a regular basis. Great idea for classroom use as well!

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Journaling Made Easy….Make A List! | One Good Thing by Jillee

Journaling Made Easy….Make A List! | One Good Thing by Jillee | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
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Some awesome list posts for journaling! . Check these out ... I definitely would like to use some of these for my class. 

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:30 AM

If you can't think what to write today why not make a list?  Then see which of the things you've listed leaps out at you and wants to be written about.  there are some pretty pages to download here that might inspire you too.

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8 Voices To Capture in Scrapbook Journaling and Titles

8 Voices To Capture in Scrapbook Journaling and Titles | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Write scrapbook journaling or titles that capture a subject's voice for rich and appealing storytelling. See the scrapbooking ideas for getting voice onto your layouts from our Creative Team.
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I love this article about capturing different "voices" in your scrapbook journaling ... like a child's voice, or an imagined voice. Very creative ideas for showing different perspectives in your scrapbooking. 

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Journaling Solutions: September/October 2013 | Creating ...

Journaling Solutions: September/October 2013 | Creating ... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Download these free fall journaling cards to use on your scrapbook layouts.
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Very cute fall journaling cards to download. FREE! These would be great for scrapbooking, or for a teacher using journals in her/his classroom. 

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Journaling app brings beautiful digital journals to iOS

California based Kabuki Vision, LLC today introduces Journaling 1.0, a new app for iOS that allows for the easy creation of beautiful journals and diaries on the iPhone and iPad.

 

Featuring a simple attractive design, Journaling allows for rich journal entries that contain photos, drawings, headings, and lists. Entries can be customized with a variety of attractive backgrounds and fonts, and the app syncs with Dropbox and Google Drive for convenient sharing across devices.


Via prmac
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I don't have an i-phone or i-pad myself, but for those that do, this app looks like a very "pretty" way to journal with a smartphone. I think one major drawback of using a phone to journal has been the "ugliness" of it, and this app seems to really overcome that barrier well. 

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Doing "Morning Pages" From "The Artist's Way" Led Me To Get Divorced, Lose 40 Pounds And Revitalize My Career

Doing "Morning Pages" From "The Artist's Way" Led Me To Get Divorced, Lose 40 Pounds And Revitalize My Career | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
If you ever come to me for advice, I will tell you this: Freewrite for three pages every day. All will be revealed.

Via Sharon Bakar
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Journaling Helps!  ... how writing three pages a day changed this woman's life. 

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, August 4, 2013 10:50 PM

The Artists Way is a life-changing book. But you can't just buy it and leave it on the shelf. You can't just dip into it and do the bits you want. If you can do the exercises set over the 12 weeks (inc 30 mins of The Morning Pages a day), your life will change. That damn book The Secret promises something like this. This book actually delivers.

If you do want to do this course in a book, find running mates. There is also a course online at Writers Village University - I found this great because we were all anonymous and therefore didn't care how much of ourselves we revealed.

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Journaling Helps EAL Students Learn English

Journaling Helps EAL Students Learn English | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Expressing one’s thoughts in writing is perhaps the best way to learn English.
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A wonderful share from an EAL teacher who has consistently used journals for her students learning to speak English. She is even being asked to speak at an international conference about her experiences using journals. 

Journals, she says, give students a place to write freely, from the heart, and that encourages writing overall. It also encourages and facilitates learning.  

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:41 AM

A wonderful share from an EAL teacher who has consistently used journals for her students learning to speak English. She is even being asked to speak at an international conference about her experiences using journals. 

Journals, she says, give students a place to write freely, from the heart, and that encourages writing overall. It also encourages and facilitates learning.  

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To Journal or Not To Journal in the Classroom?

To Journal or Not To Journal in the Classroom? | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Is journaling relevant in the classroom?http://t.co/YrWo9upvBT #edchat #engchat #engsschat
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This teacher used to think journaling was mere busywork, but then found a way to way keeping a journal an integral part of her writing class -- a tool for helping students do some deep reflection, and grow as writers. 

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Nathan Ohren's curator insight, January 4, 2015 8:01 PM

Kids are being asked to write more about their experiences during the learning process. Is this a good thing?

Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:42 AM

This teacher used to think journaling was mere busywork, but then found a way to way keeping a journal an integral part of her writing class -- a tool for helping students do some deep reflection, and grow as writers. 

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Be Productive With Journaling!

Be Productive With Journaling! | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
A lot of entrepreneurs start out this way -- they have great ideas but lack the direction necessary to turn said ideas into a thriving business. An easy and simple way to combat this lack of direction is by journaling every day.
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A simple strategy for being more productive with journaling. Write down one goal per page -- then what you did towards the goal, and what you plan to do. Great idea! 

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:42 AM

A simple strategy for being more productive with journaling. Write down one goal per page -- then what you did towards the goal, and what you plan to do. Great idea! 

Aleks's curator insight, October 6, 2015 9:21 PM

like we needed more reasons to explain why journaling is always a good idea

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Heyday: journaling app that writes your dairy for you.

Heyday: journaling app that writes your dairy for you. | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Heyday is a journaling app for people who are too busy to pen daily entries into their journal. The app creates entries on your behalf based upon the.
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Now technology can write your journal for you! Well, not quite, but close. Heyday is a journaling app that compiles your photos for you, along with any location information and turns that data into a journal for you, with the option of editing in some quick text notes. 

 

Not exactly deep reflection but this seems like the instagram version of a journal ... very appropriate for our text-crazy society. 

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:43 AM

Now technology can write your journal for you! Well, not quite, but close. Heyday is a journaling app that compiles your photos for you, along with any location information and turns that data into a journal for you, with the option of editing in some quick text notes. 

 

Not exactly deep reflection but this seems like the instagram version of a journal ... very appropriate for our text-crazy society. 

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Journaling Helps Emotional Healing

Journaling Helps Emotional Healing | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Journaling helps in the journey to emotional healing.
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How journaling helps in our road to emotional healing. This is the latest page in my own website. 

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:40 AM

How journaling helps in our road to emotional healing. This is the latest page in my own website. 

Mindy weaver-Flask's curator insight, August 11, 2015 9:22 PM

We have know this for years. James Pennebaker.  

Marisol Espinoza's curator insight, February 28, 2016 2:30 AM

What really sparked up my interest in reading this article was the fact that the title was so intriguing. I felt like I could totally relate to just the title of this article. When I was in high school I went through a really rough stage and actually started seeing a therapist for a while and she recommended that I started writing my feelings down in a journal everyday so I could release tension from within myself. For a long time I felt like I was holding a lot in and finally being able to write things down made me feel free in a way. Ever since high school I have been writing things down especially if I'm not feeling well emotionally. Also loved how they tied in how another form of speaking out other than friends and a therapist was to speak to God through prayer since I am a Christian I do that very often as well. The article was short, but to the point and really made you understand the way that journaling could help if you're emotionally hurting.   

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Organized Journaling: Date Your Entries | Kaizen Journaling

Organized Journaling: Date Your Entries | Kaizen Journaling | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Tweet image by eethompson Journaling can be creative. It can be an expression of your creative self - in whatever way you choose. Draw. Doodle. Use colours. Write every ...
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Some very important advice: always date your journals! This is very important in order to provide a record of how you have grown as a person, and in documenting the story of your life. 

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:44 AM

Some very important advice: always date your journals! This is very important in order to provide a record of how you have grown as a person, and in documenting the story of your life. 

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Paper Wishes – 100 Journaling Prompts to Inspire and Encourage

Paper Wishes – 100 Journaling Prompts to Inspire and Encourage | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else. Journaling provides us with a necessary outlet for our thoughts and feelings.

Via Ariana Amorim
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Some beautiful prompts for helping to discover "you." These would be great prompts for the classroom, too. 

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:44 AM

Some beautiful prompts for helping to discover "you." These would be great prompts for the classroom, too. 

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Five Steps to Start Journaling | Stephen Elliot | photographer ...

Five Steps to Start Journaling | Stephen Elliot | photographer ... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
"The weakest ink is stronger than the best memory." It's frightening to realize how few of our thoughts and feelings we remember from day to day. That's exactly why I've carried a journal with me every day since February 8, ...
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The best journaling advice I have ever read! From creating an index for your entries, to carrying it everywhere you go. Must Read! 

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it

Via Maryalice Leister
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Blogging for student can be a neat way to do journals in your classroom.  I just signed up for KidBlog for my class, and am looking forward to trying this out. 

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:53 AM

There are some creative and interesting uses for this web tool. The earlier we get children writing, the stronger their skills will be. Check it out and share!

Sharilee Swaity's comment, September 29, 2013 2:25 PM
I just signed up for this tool, for my class. I love that it is another way to get students writing, and that it is interactive and a medium they can relate to!
Maryalice Leister's comment, September 29, 2013 2:33 PM
Thanks for letting me know - I see great value in this. If it gets children writing and loving the process, it's a win-win.
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Why Make Time for Journaling When You Are Busy | Kaizen ...

Why Make Time for Journaling When You Are Busy | Kaizen ... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
image by katiew. Sometimes, when I'm really busy, stuck with a never ending to-do list (okay, that's all the time, but sometimes it's genuinely a problem), journaling feels like a waste of time. Not the activity itself, but the act of ...
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Good advice on taking time to journal, even when you are busy.

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Nancy Watta's comment, September 22, 2013 9:02 PM
I find this entire blog valuable and timely. I am one who journals, and Kaizen gave me a few new ideas.
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The Positive Effects of Journaling | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design ...

The Positive Effects of Journaling | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design ... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
The more we know and understand ourselves, the more we can know and understand others, managing from a more constructive place and building systems and processes that extend beyond ourselves.
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A post written to those who do public speaking: how journaling can help them in their endeavours. 

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Kimberley L. Berlin, LSW, CSAC's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:07 PM
Journaling in recovery is a powerful way to connect with feeling long numbed by drugs and alcohol, process thoughts previously hazed by mind altering substances, and engage in self-growth and spirituality.
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Best journaling apps for iPhone and iPad: Day One, Momento, Everyday Timeline, and more!

Best journaling apps for iPhone and iPad: Day One, Momento, Everyday Timeline, and more! | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it

The best journaling apps to help you keep track of you memories, record important events, and collect your thoughts on your iPhone or iPad!


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Good choices for people who want to do their journaling digitally. 

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