Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community

Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community




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, 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 discover

  • a 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.




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