Key Questions and Comments 
Notice how the teacher values students getting right to work at the beginning of each class session.  Learning logs can help reinforce this. 
 
Mrs. Merritt uses learning logs to help keep students organized.  Consider how this helps to save instructional time throughout the year. 
 
Can you think of ways that learning logs could be integrated into your teaching?
 
Mrs. Merritt discusses using the learning log as a “Brain Dump.”  What kinds of benefits do you think this activity could have for students?
 
Think about how learning logs could also be used for assessment purposes

Description of Video

Discover how Carolyn Merritt uses learning logs to engage high school math students. 

Timeline

0:16 The need for learning logs
0:34 Learning log set up
1:03 Various uses of learning logs
1:25 Teacher directions

Topics

Learning logs
Student organization
Note-taking