Given the current state of education in the United States, there has been an influx in the number of adolescents diagnosed with a mental illness or have experienced struggles with their mental health. Because of this, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies have been introduced further into adolescent education to bolster the skills students learned in their youths. To assist in the promotion of the five SEL competencies, different journaling strategies can be introduced to impact adolescent mental health positively and continue to practice SEL for life beyond high school. The purpose of this research is to introduce these strategies to pre-service teachers so that they can be taught across contents for the betterment of the American youth. A professional development session was held for pre-service teachers at Bowling Green State University to discuss journaling methods and how they can be effectively used in 7-12 classrooms.
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Robertson, Mackenzie, "Journaling as a Social-Emotional Teaching Practice to Promote Adolescent Mental Health" (2022). Honors Projects. 803.