Speaking as a teacher of 30 years experience who has, for all of those 30 years, asked students to write about their lives, I can only say I have never had a student complain about writing about their lives after the fact.
Tag: Personal Writing
The Benefits of Writing 2: Discovering the Power of Words
…In our classrooms, we can read for meaning, discuss meaning, and allow students to write things that mean something to them.
Writing That Matters: The Emotional Emergency Kit
Letting students journal freely about their lives, their feelings, may be the best emotional learning we can possibly give them.