I got an email from my PLT leader asking us all to bring some research to help the group. I started researching on JSTOR, with absolutely no success. If I type in 'writing' and 'journal,' then I get primary articles on improving basic writing skills. If I type in 'writing' and 'journal' and 'high school,' then I get articles on the American drop-out rate of youths (?). If I type in 'music' and 'journal,' then I get the names of American journals. If I type in 'process journal,' then I get the process of writing - brainstorming, outlining, editing, revising, and publishing. If I give up and go to a search engine and type in 'developmental workbooks,' I get my own website (LOL). So today the coordinator for the PLTs came to see me to brainstorm my problem. He suggested that I take this to social media, to ask for help for you all.
Do you have articles / research that support writing in scrapbooks / developmental workbooks / process journals? Strategies can come later, but at the moment I need some solid empirical data on how and why journals are used as pedagogical tools. Then, later, I'll start asking for your feedback about strategies.
If you want to chat about this, please leave some comments and we'll get a dialogue going. Thanks!