I like for my students to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas in class. Since I have always taught in a computer lab, I have had students do their journaling on the computer. Since being re-introduced to paper and pen journaling this summer, I have used this technique for the first time in a long time. The students enjoy writing in their journals and sharing their thoughts and comments with me. I think having thoughts on paper help the shy students speak up also. I love class discussions and I never want to leave anyone out or make a student uncomfortable. So I like sharing in groups of two and using the think, pair, share model--then coming together and sharing the group's information.