What to do:
When asking students to get key information written down into their books, essentially by copying from the board. Make them ‘think hard’ and ‘struggle’ by getting them to do the following…
Firstly, you underline and embolden key words/specialist language in the slides.
Then ask students to re-write the sentences replacing every word other than the embolden/underlined words.
This has really made students have to think carefully about the notes they are taking, rather than simply copying from the board.
Get students to write in brackets next to other words, synonyms of those words?