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The Me I See 2nd Edition: Learning Through Writing and Reflection



ISBN: 978-1-885473-74-5
SIZE: 8.5 x 11

“Journaling is a powerful reflection tool that helps individuals solidify and understand their thoughts and work through their personal feelings and reactions to the world around them.  It stimulates creativity and gives the participants a tangible memoir of their experience and growth.  The Me I See aims to provide an engaging and easy-to-use tool that will encourage these moments of self-reflection and a basic foundation whereby adolescents will recognize and come to value their own personal power, wisdom, and insight.  It is meant not only to be a guide but also an inspiration to engage learners in the lifelong practice of journaling.”

The Me I See is a simple, thorough collection of journaling prompts placed in an accessible workbook template.  The pages are full of thought-provoking prompts in an inviting format with a sense of whimsy and fun that is far less intimidating than the blank page.  These pages are conveniently reproducible and can be used alone or combined with photos and artwork to make writing fun, creative, and engaging.

The book is organized by subject, starting with “the me I see” and progressing through subjects such as “values,” “past,” “family,” and “social.”  Each subject area starts with lighter, easier-to-process prompts followed by more challenging ones.  Choose the prompts that are appropriate for your class, group, or individual.

The Me I See is designed to be used by educators, counselors, and therapists as a tool to help adolescents express themselves, reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and motivations, and explore the issues that shape their lives.  The journaling exercises will help them learn about who they are as individuals.  The exercises will give them some insights to cope with the stressors of being an adolescent and to interact positively with the world around them.

Educators will find The Me I See useful for engaging students in all kinds of classroom situations—from exploring issues and topics in health class, social curriculum, and peer leadership programs to English or Civics class.  Therapists will find this tool valuable for helping adolescent clients work through their thoughts and emotions as they explore the cathartic aspect of journaling.  The Me I See can also be the perfect supplement to group therapy sessions by providing opportunities for adolescents to engage in structured time alone, to reflect and process.  This time away from the group balances and supports the group process.  Individuals can reflect on topics that might not have come up during group discussion and explore thoughts they might not verbalize in a group setting.




Table of Contents

Facilitation Notes
Things for the Journal Writer to Consider
Chapter 1: The Me I See
personal insights, feelings, and motives
Chapter 2: Values
identifying, clarifying, and understanding beliefs 
Chapter 3: Views
observations on the world around me
Chapter 4: Family 
family history, development, experiences, and influences
Chapter 5: School
educational pursuits and experiences
Chapter 6: Social
relationships, peer interaction, and community
Chapter 7: Past
personal history and prior experiences
Chapter 8: Present
existing thoughts, feelings, and experiences
Chapter 9: Future
goals, hopes, plans, dreams, and possibilities
Chapter 10: Lists
brainstorming, considering all the possibilities, prioritizing, and reminders
Make It Personal—blank pages and more questions
Quote Prompts—inspirational words to spark reflective writing
Additional Prompts—by subject

The Me I See

SKU: 9781885473745
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