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Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community Kathleen Adams

Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community

Kathleen Adams

Published July 16th 2014
ISBN : 9781475812190
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266 pages
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Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. Research shows that expressive writing can help in the development of emotional intelligence, betterMoreExpressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. Research shows that expressive writing can help in the development of emotional intelligence, better choice-making, and healthy coping skills.In this remarkable collection, 11 experts from education and community service join to offer compelling guidance on applied practice. You ll discovera model for a poetry group for youth at risk-how to help students develop inner resources through metaphor-a photovoice project to help at-risk students stay in school- how storytelling develops emotional intelligence in primary school children- a method that helps teachers become more confident writers-how expressive writing can help teachers manage stress and avoid burn-out-expressive writing as change agent for communities-the benefits and limitations of writing programs in prisons and jails-hip-hop as the pen of the people-finding a writing group- writing with others-the ethics and standards of practice for expressive writing in the classroom and community-guidance for all levels of learners: Primary, teens, college-age, adult- professional development, personal growth.Whether you are a teacher, a counselor, a facilitator, or a writer you ll find this volume an invaluable and innovative resource for expressive writing in the classroom and in the community.