I've always been a doodler, and for conferences and stuff I often take notes - not that I'll ever read them again, just to help me focus. So visual notetaking/journaling/sketchnote-ing is totally something I'm interested in. I love the idea of breaking things down and thinking of how to portray them in a graphic way. I think it would be so awesome for scripture study, too - there are some awesome people who blog their scripture journals, actually.
Anyway, as a start into it - and to practice - I decided to make a journal of my lessons I prepare to teach in Primary (my sharing times - when I teach the children at church). I broke out a moleskine (I printed it long ago) and got to work.
Hopefully at the end of the year, I'll have a cool record of what I've done/a handful of basic gospel principles. I rotate with two other wonderful ladies, so I won't have 52 of these, but probably... 16?
Anyway, here are my first two:
I always prepare two different lessons, for jr. and sr. primary, so these are a combination of main points prepared. Both include part of a song at the bottom that goes with the lesson, which I think is something I'll continue.
I think this would be a cool way to teach children/youth, too. Especially visually-oriented ones. I was just talking with my husband about this (he teaches the oldest boys in Primary) and he might have the boys do this in class, that would be cool!
p.s. Here's my current 'everyday' moleskine (I keep everything in there):
It's NOT pretty and cute inside, though there are doodles a plenty. Anyway, I've discovered a new use for washi tape: divider tabs! Cute divider tabs. I decided I needed to mark a few pages I refer to often (currently: birthday party planning, science plans, and history plans). Makes it easier to stay on top of things. Just stick a little piece of tape to itself and the page and there you go!