Date your notes
Keep an organized system so you can easily go back and review. Leave space on each page to add details later.
Develop your own shorthand
You can’t write everything down, so learn to write the key terms and headline information. Use phrases rather than complete sentences. You aren’t graded on your grammar; so don’t take the extra time to construct perfect sentences.
Draw and use symbols
Feel free to use symbols, icons and drawings if it helps. For some people, drawing is a great way to retain information. Similarly, highlighters and different ink colors can also help you separate information. [Continue...]
Avoid interruptions during testing by putting this door hanger out. This file is in .doc format so it can be edited. Just double click on the text to change the Teacher Name and Room # fields. The small text in the middle can also be edited or deleted.
Break notes into four sections. There are many applications for this generic notes form including: sequencing, steps to solving problems, story illustrations, eliciting prior knowledge, and main idea above with details below.
Review the week’s concepts with a learning log. This form asks students to consider:
- The most important thing I learned this week was…
- I was confused by…
- Next time I would like to…
In addition to the book title, this reading log form has space to indicate whether the book was read alone or with a parent. It also has an area to total the minutes read for the whole seven day week.
The purpose of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to divide “educational objectives into three ‘domains’: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor (sometimes loosely described as knowing/head, feeling/heart and doing/hands respectively). Within the domains, learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels.” [Source]
This taxonomy provides educators with terminology to focus their lesson and to assist them in including all three domains, creating a more holistic form of education.