This is quite possibly the “Magnum Opus” of my entire teaching career! With this ONE assignment... I have intervened in seven potential suicides, have made many, many suspected child abuse reports, have provided police evidence for a suspected murder (unfortunately,convicted), and became an "emotional support" for a dear student in a rape trial.
On top of these rather "sensational" examples... I have also written thousands of notes to students, helped one teenager remain a virgin for his future wife, and have seen twelve students literally write over 1.4 MILLION words in their personal Journal!
And this is a school assignment????
In "Journal Done Right", I present a personal approach for "unleashing students" to write very personally in their classroom Journal. With 28 years of doing Journal this way, I strongly suggest teachers of writing consider this vital assignment for their classes.
The Resource is entirely free, and with it, you will be start this powerfully impactful assignment with your students. If you LIKE the approach I have taken with Journal, there are two other resources I am offering that will help "fine-tune" your student's (and yours!) experience.
For your students' sake, I hope you will investigate this assignment!