High School Journal Prompts

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Keeping a journal can encourage students to be examine their feelings, think more deeply and practice writing skills. Try some of these high school journal prompts to help students develop the habit of keeping a journal.

Benefits of Journaling

Journaling, which has a huge number of benefits, is becoming increasingly popular in classrooms everywhere. Students are able to express their feelings, explore ideas, practice their writing skills, and crystallize their personal goals. Journaling improves memory, sharpens problem-solving skills, boosts motivation and reduces stress.

Keeping a gratitude journal, or a written record of reasons to be grateful, has been directly correlated with greater feelings of satisfaction. Many writers also keep journals where they put quotes, interesting words, ideas and writing excerpts. Even psychologists have recommended journals as a good way to self-examine and reflect. There really are so many possible benefits, and ways to use a journal. This is true at any age, and is just as true in a classroom.

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