If you're like me, taking notes on a lined sheet of paper is relatively pointless. How many times were you sitting through a meeting or professional development, had a great idea, wrote it down, and never bothered to follow up on it? Or completely forgot about it altogether? What about all those times you are sitting through that meeting and you think of a great question to ask... but it's not a time for questions, and by the end of the meeting, you've completely forgotten what that question was?
This editable template offers space for taking notes, jotting down your inspired ideas, and a space to reflect upon your ideas which forces you to really think: "What are my next steps?"
In addition, there is a clearly defined space for any important dates mentioned in the presentation and for any questions that pop into your brain while the presenter is speaking.
When I first pulled one of these templates out at a meeting, a good majority of my colleagues (teachers and admins) wanted to know where I got it. After mentioning I created it myself (based on how my brain works during a meeting), they all asked if I could forward it to them. Since then, they have used the same meeting notes template and only have great things to say about it.
I hope it works as well for you as it works for me!