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3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking
There are few things my students hate more than taking notes—and I don’t blame them. Hardly anyone enjoys taking notes. No matter the energy of the teacher or the diligence of the student, it’s extraordinarily easy to lose focus while listening to long, uninterrupted lectures. And lectures are often as boring for teachers as they are for students. Few teachers like to hear the sound of their own voice for an entire class period. Taking notes is a necessary component of many classroom curriculums, as lecturing is arguably the most effective way to get information to students quickly, but we can try to enhance the activity. 1. Many teachers, myself included, rely heavily on PowerPoint or Google Slides for displaying notes while lecturing. This strategy is an easy way to incorporate more physical activity into the classroom, especially during a usually sedentary activity like note taking. Another benefit of this strategy is that students can work at their own pace. 2. 3.

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All About Explorers All About Explorers was developed by a group of teachers as a means of teaching students about the Internet. Although the Internet can be a tremendous resource for gathering information about a topic, we found that students often did not have the skills to discern useful information from worthless data. So we set out to develop a series of lessons for elementary age students in which we would demonstrate that just because it is out there for the searching does not mean it is worthwhile. A typical novice strategy for searching the Internet is to type the topic into the address bar. For example, if you are researching Christopher Columbus, you naturally would look first at Unfortunately, as you will see if you click on this link, that is not helpful.

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Classroom Management Tips for Co-Teachers The old adage “two heads are better than one” holds special significance in the classroom. Schools are increasingly recognizing the potential benefits of co-teaching for many students across a variety of settings. Co-teaching expert Wendy Murawski defines the strategy as “two or more educators who co-plan, co-instruct, and co-assess a group of students with diverse needs in the same general education classroom.” While co-teaching was originally designed to enhance inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities, it is now also embraced as a valuable tool for reaching English language learners and gifted students, and for teaching collaborative content.

NC00302 (6744): Introduction and research justification Introduction This topic outlines the steps in the introduction of the research proposal. As discussed in the first topic in this series of web resources, there are three key elements or conceptual steps within the main body of the research proposal. Although these steps may be referred to using different language, and structures may vary slightly, they are always present within research proposals, even in very different disciplines. How To Finally Stop Taking Useless Notes At Work Whether you’re a student, you’re taking down notes during meetings, or you’re a regular at industry lectures and conferences, effective note taking is a skill you could probably benefit from. Although we tend to take notes for years when we’re in school, most of us don’t ever learn how to take effective notes, and we’re wasting time on approaches that don’t work. And unfortunately, the most common approaches to taking notes really don’t work well. What Doesn’t Work

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