Free "Engage Your Brain" Doodle Notes
It's a doodle note page ABOUT using doodling and coloring in class!
Doodling has been proven to activate the brain's pathways just enough to keep it from daydreaming, without distracting from the learning at hand!
The doodle note strategy integrates both hemispheres of the student brain and helps maximize focus, learning, and retention of the lesson material, and this is the perfect way to introduce it!
When students color or doodle in class, it activates both hemispheres of the brain at the same time. There are proven benefits of this cross-lateral brain activity:
- new learning
- relaxation (less math anxiety)
- visual connections
- stronger focus
- better memory & retention of the content!
This page is a perfect way to introduce your class to a new strategy and show them how their brains work! They can learn a little about the way the brain reacts when you integrate the left and the right hemispheres.
Students will discover the benefits of this and give concrete examples of activities they do daily that are associated with each hemisphere. Then, they can practice combining these to cross the corpus callosum and activate their brain for learning! Later, they'll notice that extra focus and increased retention kicking in once they try it!
Allow your students to see the rewards that come from taking advantage of Dual Coding Theory. When they blend graphic information with linguistic information, they will store the lesson material in long-term memory more easily.
If you are planning on trying the doodle note method, sketch notes, or any kind of visual note taking in your classroom this year, use this as the perfect introduction. They get to actually try it while discovering why taking notes this way benefits their learning based on how the brain works.
This page is great for a wide range of grade levels.
2 pages are included, plus samples, answer keys, and info.
Reviews from other teachers:
-My students really enjoy using doodle notes. This was a perfect addition to those we use in science class. We do a lot with our classes on brain science and visual learning at my school and this was a thorough and informative visual representation of the information we discuss regularly. Thanks for a great resource!
-My high school students enjoyed learning a different way to take notes. I like how easy these are for me to use. No prep. Easy to start right away. Great resource! I'd buy all of these if you made them for my subjects because they are fantastic!
-Interesting topic for students to think about how their brains work and what other techniques they can do to get the most out of their learning. Thank you for putting this all together and making it easy to walk it through with the students.
-I used this to lead a PD at work on Doodle Notes for teachers & it was so helpful!
-Our team decided that we had to have a much-needed change in our Science Department with coming back from the "COVID years" when our Grade 8 learners didn't understand how to take notes and these were the ticket!