Taking notes has become one of my favourite pastimes.
I was gifted a notebook one Christmas by my wife. It now contains ideas about courses, lessons; an entire raft of scribbles relating to my personal and professional development.
I have also found it a great way to take down people’s ideas and concerns as they share them with me and at the end of my day or working week, I can recall ideas and comments and reflect upon them.
Some of my best and silliest ideas live in my notebooks.
I strongly recommend to my students and trainee teachers that they make notes using a pen and paper. It helps us process problems and it can relax us which in turn can result in a better night’s sleep.
In this video, taken from the series “A to Z of working in and surviving the modern music industry” that I produced, I briefly discuss the importance benefits of sleep.
Taking notes is also a great way of logging your ideas!