I loved taking notes. I’m probably one of the few students in my class who took pride in my notebook and wanted neat orderly notes with colorful dividers. I’ve never looked at those notes since the class ended. I don’t remember much about what was in them. I mostly wrote down what the teacher told me to write and didn’t have to think about it much. I don’t want this for my students. I want them to talk about what we are learning, debate their thinking and really dig into the knowledge.
One way I’ve found to do this is to ask guiding questions and then let students discuss at their table. You can search from the side menu through the questioning posts or you can go to the questioning tab at the top where I will curate all the posts with guiding questions. If you have suggestions, please send them through the Google Form link in the menu.