For many years reflective journaling has been a required component of the student teaching experience at my university. The students I supervise are required to reflect upon their teaching experience in writing. Journaling has evolved over the past few years from a traditional paper and pencil journal to journals that allow more flexibility and choice. Students can now record their journal on a word processor or write a dialogue journal with their mentor teacher.
"Don’t Waste My Time; Exploring the Reflective Journaling Requirement in the Student Teaching Experience,"
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