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What I Learned From Not Using Notes In My Classroom

The tried and true method doesn’t use highlighters

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On the first week of school, I told my students we would not be taking notes in my classroom. Their eyes widened.

I told them taking notes is a waste of time. When teachers use Cornell notes, kids try to write down as much information as possible while the teacher is…




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AJ Krow

AJ Krow

Teacher. Writer. Author. Aspiring Polyglot. Progressive Voter. Atheist. Twitter @ajkrow_writer.

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