Students have difficulty expressing their emotions. At times, they don't know how they feel or why they feel this way. They react without thinking about consequences of their actions. Through creative journaling, students can write down their feelings in a safe, positive way and problem solve. As a result, students may feel empowered to say what they truly mean in person to their parents, classmates and teachers.
Technology is a great resource, but students are lacking verbal communication skills.
Writing in a journal can help students improve their writing skills as well.
Students will be able to write down their goals and feelings, look back and reflect on what they wrote. This may help them improve their performance at home and school plus relationships with others.
Journaling helps students control their reactions and improve their mood by helping them prioritize problems, fears and concerns.
They can track their behaviors day-to-day so they can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them. Journaling provides an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts as well.
When students have a problem and they're stressed, keeping a journal can help them identify what’s causing that stress or anxiety. Once they’ve identified their stress, they can work on a plan to resolve their problems and reduce their stress.
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