The answers depend on your needs and on your students' strengths. My personal favorite note-taking approach is combination notes. With combination notes, students use the left side of a page for a bullet-pointed or outlined explanation, the right side of the page for a picture, chart, or diagram, and the bottom of the page for a summary.
The power in this is that students engage with the same content three times, with three different types of thinking. Additionally, this approach combines multiple High Reliability Strategies simultaneously (nonlinguistic representations, summarization, and the act of note-taking). When High Reliability Strategies are used in tandem, the effect is even greater.
Of course, continual practice and modeling will probably be necessary, especially if the students are struggling readers or have limited background knowledge with note-taking.
Many of the teachers who I work with like using Cornell Notes, as these are simple, consistent, and apply to all tasks.
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I agree with the Cornell Notes suggestion. Here is a simple description/tutorial from JMU: http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/cornellnotes.html and a video showing how one school uses Cornell Notes in their AVID program http://www.schooltube.com/video/003e3144eed144dd9196/Cornell%20Notes%20the%20AVID%20Way!
I find that they are the most likely to take notes when I have part of it printed out for them. 10th graders can be pretty lazy and get overwhelmed easily. But a partly filled in power point hand out-- or an actual print out with lines next to it-- I find that they tend to write more. :)
What about this? https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/enhance-student-note-taking
I like to use guided notes that follow along with the presentation I'm giving, which is the same technique Ms. Castaldo has mentioned. And, the way I get them to fill it out is by telling them that it is for part of their participation grade in class, which is 5% of their grade. I tell the students that this should be an easy grade and for some students it could bump up their grade by a letter grade.
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