I teach at community college, and have often encountered others talking about helping students learn to take good notes. I have never felt that I took good notes as a student. I was too busy thinking about the ideas to carefully write down good notes. Until recently, I thought my lack of skill in note-taking was a deficit. But then I read this article by Henri Picciotto. It resonated.
Now I'd like to convince my colleagues that there are better options than trying to help students take good notes in math class. But I'd like to find some research if I can.
The better options, in my opinion, include:
- If we have a tutor in the class, they take the notes, and post them for the class.
If not, the students take turns taking notes to post.
The teacher has notes available.