In one of my graduate art education classes, my teacher constantly incorporated techniques she includes in her own high school class. One of the tools that stood out to me was the student teacher journal. It was really just a few lined pages but I had the opportunity to have a direct thoughtful conversation with my teacher. Something that I could only get in piecemeal after class or through email. I love this activity because it gives me the format to get to know my students individually outside of the group dynamic.