This qualitative inquiry project investigated the impact of note taking on six students' performance in a sixth grade math classroom. The data collected included student observations, surveys, classroom assessments, and student journals. The data was later analyzed by examining the patterns in student behavior, changes in student journal entries, and the classroom assessment scores. I found that while classroom assessments did not significantly improve, the participants' organization of their student journals showed improvement. I gained insights in what could potentially increase student note-taking behaviors. Giving students tangible consequences for taking notes was important for success. I know there is much debate about external versus internal motivation, but occasionally external motivation is needed, until routines are set into place.Parents are able to guide the conversation that their children participate in, therefore teaching their children valuable social interaction skills. Lessons, like these, are common in cultures World-wide. It is often through parents that children learnanbsp;...
|Title||:||Developing Minds, Changing Attitudes: Student Note Taking in a Sixth Grade Math Classroom|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|