I am starting my first full-time job, and was hoping for some advice on how to teach note-taking to high school kids who haven't really been required to do much of it beyond maybe copying a few words from a PowerPoint slide into the blanks on their outlines. (I could be wrong about that, but based on familiarity with other schools in the area, I am fairly sure this will turn out to be the case.) So..first of all, I'm thinking I definitely need to write the notes for them at first, explaining why I write certain things and not others. At first I was toying with the idea of recording myself giving a lecture and then playing it while I demonstrated how to take notes on it in "real time," but I think that's probably way too overwhelming to start off with. Has anyone ever done a lecture where they stop frequently to summarize and write notes, like maybe every minute or two? Is that even a good idea? Or should I start by having them work on taking notes out of the book, which I would think is easier, and which I doubt they've done much of either? My hesitation with that is that I'm actually a pretty decent lecturer, and the textbook is extra-mediocre, so I'd prefer not to start the year off too heavily with textbook work and put them completely off the material. Anyway, any and all thoughts are appreciated! These are 10th-12th graders, by the way.