In my last meeting we were brainstorming for very important strategies to focus on school-wide. We basically want to pick 3 strategies and roll it out as all teacher will be teaching and using those (although the method doesn't have to be the same). Note taking came up. I feel that note taking is an important strategy, in school for sure because it is a good way to retain information, and it does involve critical thinking skills (only important parts to write down, decide what details are important, what are not, summarize things so it's shorter, etc). It is also of course important for college. As far as beyond, in our daily life, I can't really say why it's important or that I use it (taking notes) but I'm really convinced that is important for our high school students to learn. My principal suggested that it is not really a life skill our students will use after they're out of school, so we don't necessarily need to focus on it. It was up for discussion and it was just a comment / suggestion, but I was surprised to hear it. Thoughts?