At the beginning of every course I always ask my students to have a notebook.
Since I teach online never before did I feel it was necessary to check whether my students actually take notes or not and I left it completely to their discretion.
Of course, I would mentioned now and then that it's a good idea to have a notebook but I didn't really want to boss adults around telling them what to write down.
But something has changed. After the semester test I discovered that the ones who had used handwriting and had their notebooks remembered things better and as a result - scored better.
So this year many of my student may find me a bit overwhelming because I've made it my top priority to retrieve the habit of taking notes in the lesson (and well, yes -after it too). I strongly believe that handwriting plays an important role in creating connections between ideas and remembering them longer and better.
I have already written a post on that - CHECK HERE
Written by Agnieszka Kansy