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Ideas on how to use journals for your personal life, in the classroom and in getting healthy.
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Teacher Journals for TEFL Instructors

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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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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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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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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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All About Albums: Scrap Journaling | Creating Keepsakes Blog

All About Albums: Scrap Journaling | Creating Keepsakes Blog | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
All About Albums is a great resource for tips and techniques for creating scrapbook albums.
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I abolutely love this idea! This post suggests using old ledger books, or address books from a thrift store, in order to make scrapbooks. These are so unique, and make a cost-efficient way to start scrapbooking. Brilliant!

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The Secret to Art Journaling without Fear | Carolyn Dube

The Secret to Art Journaling without Fear | Carolyn Dube | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
So how do you get rid of fear when art journaling? Just say Oops! What does Oops stand for? Outstanding Opportunities Presenting Suddenly!
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Allow yourself some "oops" when you do art journaling ... and you will enjoy it! 

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Vintage Vinyl Journals | Recyclart

Vintage Vinyl Journals | Recyclart | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Vintage Vinyl Journals are eco-friendly handcrafted writing journals made from upcycled albums.

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How cool is this? These are journals made from recycled vinyl records. What a creative idea! 

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Clutter-Free Classroom: FREEBIE Travel Journal to Give Students ...

Clutter-Free Classroom: FREEBIE Travel Journal to Give Students ... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
I created this free resource to provide children with valuable writing practice while on vacation and to save teachers time in preparing for a student's absence. It is fairly common for a parent to send in a note reading, “We'll be ...
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I love it! An downloadable lesson plan that provides students going on vacation with a travel journal lesson packet to use while they are gone on vacation. Brilliant! I wonder how many students will actually do it? 

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Journal Round the Clock: Journaling Tips for Every Time of Day ...

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The following is a guest post by Hannah Braime. Hannah is British so if you see words which appear to be spelled differently than what you would expect from this American website don't be alarmed. Her spelling skills are ...
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Love it! An overview of how to keep different kinds of journal pages at different times of the day. In the morning, use it to plan the day. At night, use it to tell how grateful you are for the things that happened in the day. And there's more. Lovely article! 

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Half a century of journaling - City Pulse

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Half a century of journaling
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that I could articulate them more carefully in the classroom. Such reflection, I also hoped, would improve my writing. It did. When I had completed my Ph. D.
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Fifty years of journaling ... worth a read! 

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Mother Daughter Journals: Journaling the Strongest Bond

Mother Daughter Journals: Journaling the Strongest Bond | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Mother daughter journals document the strongest bond in the world: that between mother and daughter.
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This is from my journaling site ... a page about how mother and daughter journals can help to grow, strengthen and document the strongest possible bond: between a mother and a daughter ... 

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How Are You Managing Your Time? Ten Journaling Prompts to Get ...

How Are You Managing Your Time? Ten Journaling Prompts to Get ... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it

Managing your time is much more than just keeping your calendar or getting your time under control. It's also about exploring your relationship with time and how you use it. Here are ten journaling prompts to get you started.''

 

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Journal prompts about time management. An important topic for any of us that are trying to get more done. Thinking and reflecting about how we use our time. Great idea! 

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Reading Daughter's Diary

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Should you read your daughters diary? What are the ethics involved in making this decision? Where should the line of privacy be drawn and how far should parents go to protect their children?
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Nature Journals in the Classroom are a Wonderful Learning Tool

Nature Journals in the Classroom are a Wonderful Learning Tool | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
The other bonus of having kids keep nature journals is the ability to take the students’ regular observations and use them in other disciplines. Here are some ideas for
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This lovely article explains how to use journals to have kids observe their surroundings. This ability to observe and write spills out into all content areas. 

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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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Interactive Journaling: Journal set up & Table of Contents

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 Journal set up!!! I began this journal with my classroom rule. I use Whole Brain Teaching. There are 5 simple rules. You can read more about Whole Brain Teaching here. Then I added the table of Contents.

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For fellow teachers, very interesting idea for creating classroom journals, with pictures and templates included. First, all information goes on left side of notebook, which is things learned in class. On the other side, goes the student's reaction and creativity to it. 

 

This is like a notebook and journal combined! Neat approach.

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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.

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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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Mrs. Richardson's Class: Science Journaling

Mrs. Richardson's Class: Science Journaling | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
I know I have talked about them here and there, but I thought it would be helpful to share a little bit more detail about how they worked for us in our classroom. The kids always bring ... I just used that as their journal.
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As a teacher, I love using journals in the classroom, but have never seen them used for Science. This blog post is an amazing tutorial on how journals can be used for teaching Science ... very interactive and representative! 

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rookstrategies's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:20 PM

Just as teaching allows us to become experts on a subject, I think journaling can have the same effect. Students get the chance to hash concepts out in their minds as they write.  I've seen so many "light blub moments" during this process.

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My Art Journal: Another Post About Art Journaling

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I love the freedom of art journaling--making art just for the sake of making it.

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Beautiful art journals to feast your eyes upon! 

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Get Going with Altered Book Art Journaling

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I've been on a quest to find an old book with stitched binding to serve as my art journal. Yesterday I settled for one that was available and met the stitched binding criteria. It even had a good n...
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This art journaler uses old books, torn apart, and used as art journal pages. And she states that only fiction works, because the words need to be inspiring. Very creative! 

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My Dead Son's Journals/ One Man's Struggles with Addiction

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This is Matt’s mom. Matt died in September 2010 at age 25 of a heroin/etc. overdose. I would like this blog to serve as one more way of saying, “Matt, I love you still and always.” Through my tears I will type out these writings and hope that someone visits here and finds something of value.

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How a father has published his diseased son's journals as a way of understanding how and why his son left this world. 

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Keeping A Prayer Journal

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A prayer journal is a powerful way of seeing how God works in our lives.
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This is an article that I have written about keeping a prayer journal, and why it is good to do so ...

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Ten Reasons To Keep A Prayer Journal .... 

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Pregnancy Journaling: Recording Your Journey into Motherhood ...

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One of the best routines I began early on in my pregnancy is journaling. I am not someone who normally writes in a journal, but I wanted a way to remember all of the experiences I was about to have, and a journal seemed like ...
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Journaling for the Chronic Journal Abandoner - Blog - Roni Loren ...

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Journaling for the Chronic Journal Abandoner. My stack of pretty notebooksI'm a writer. This means I love books and writing and pens and paper and pretty notebooks and words. Also, my first career was as a therapist, so I'm ...

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I think this applies to a lot of us: starting journals but not being able to keep going with them. A suggestion is given to allow for simply doing bullet points instead of sentences. Nice idea! 

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Punch Studio Journals

Punch Studio Journals | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Punch Studio is an unique line of stationary and kitchen products that creates one-of-a-kind products that are feminine and delightful!

 

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Gorgeous journals! These are my favourite types of journals and I find them inspiring to write in. 

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