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The first objective I set for my weight training classes this year was to establish a routine. One thing that has helped my students and myself get into a great routine was the use of journal writing. The moment they walked into the weight room, we allocate five minutes for journal writing, followed by a warmup and lifting session. Each day I would provide them with a simple prompt, usually regarding motivation or current sporting events. My only requirement was that they write two complete sentences on the topic using their English, Language Arts (ELA) tools. The daily activity of journaling in the weight room provided key benefits for our program, which includes the building of relationships, goal setting, and the growth of writing skills.

Building Relationships: Being the first year at my current school it was imperative that I get to know my students. Reading their responses to my daily prompts afforded me the opportunity to develop a deeper…

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