2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Enhancing Student-Teacher Communication with Dialogic Journals

Stephanie N. Fox♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentors


To challenge a new way of approaching individualized student goals and enhancing student-teacher communication skills in the English classroom, my qualitative case study research centers around using active dialogic journals. These focus on student-centered learning and molding a growth-mindset. Researchers have found that giving students feedback and constructive criticism throughout the academic school year aids in the communication between teacher and student. Results showed that students’ responses to prompted questions focusing on academic goals revealed their personal goals, and reflections on strengths and weaknesses, which impacted my lesson planning. The use of dialogic journaling in English Language Arts has the potential to provide teachers with the knowledge to differentiate lesson planning and both give and receive constructive feedback.


Keywords: Dialogic Journals, Goals, Individualized, Qualitative, Differentiate

Topic(s):English, Secondary MAE Research

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 207-4
Location: MC 208
Time: 11:00

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