Teaching the Notecard System

Teaching the Notecard System

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will teach you how to integrate some simple study skills into your lesson using a method called the notecard system. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will learn how to create objective-aligned questions that can be organized into a set of notecards for students to study. You will also learn some support strategies to help students practice their studying skills.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
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This teacher professional development course will teach you about the significance of incorporating study skills into your regular lessons. You will learn how to create an effective notecard system consisting of daily questions students must study, and you will learn how to teach students to practice their study skills and maintain their study system.

The course comes with a downloadable PDF of the content and a graphic organizer that supports you in generating your SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) goals for your students.


  1. The Notecard System Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with an understanding of the Notecard System as a study tool that can be taught to your students. The course also includes some "Reflect or Discuss" prompts to help you connect with the course content and ends with a "Try This Task" to guide you explicitly on how you might teach study skills in your classroom.
  2. Quiz
    1. You will answer questions related to study skills. Quizzes are automatically scored and provide feedback on answer choice rationale.
  3. Implementation Reflection
    1. The reflection prompt requires you to plan for use of the "try this task" by either reflecting on the content yourself or discussing them with the colleague. You will then discuss a new concept you can attempt to implement in the future based on something you learned in the course.
  4. Considerations for Implementation
    1. This short statement helps you reflect on your ideas and assess whether you might be successful in teaching study habits.
  5. Videos and Further Reading
    1. Additional content suggestions are provided to enhance and expand your understanding of study skills implementation.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14754