First - note taking is a valuable skill and should be taught, particularly if students plan on attending college. With regard to handing out Power Point outlines of your notes, I think it makes students lazy. They don't have to process information and organize/synthesize anything. Not to mention reading and spelling. The idea that they need time to sit and assimilate information is something from the colleges of education. Sounds good but ain't happenin'. Students will take the opportunity to do nothing/socialize ..... I guess my point is bigger. What happened in education? We educated kids for decades using drill and kill, or notes or whatever. Now we're told that it's small groups or discovery based learning that works best. Plenty of teachers employ these methods and kids like class better but do they know more? Look at test scores. Sorry about the rant.:sorry: Also, contrary to what HMM says, math was the only class I didn't take notes in because it was so much process rather than facts. Either you could do it or you couldn't.