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Level 2: Sketchnoting & the ADHD Brain: Note-Taking for Divergent (Older Kids)

In this 55 minute class, intermediate-level students ages 14 and up will learn how to take their sketch-notes to the next level through more complex doodles and in so-doing build a study skill that can help them become a life-long learner.
Jordan Kohanim
79 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu, Sep 29

Meet once (1 day)
11:00 – 11:55 AM

Thu, Sep 29

Meet once (1 day)
12:00 – 12:55 PM

Thu, Oct 13

Meet once (1 day)
7:00 – 7:55 AM
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Class Experience

Students will learn how to: 
analyze how a  work of nonfiction draws on themes, patterns of events, and how to visualize those ideas in note-taking form

cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the sketch-noter and how to draw an objective summary of the text
-I have taken three workshops on Sketchnoting: Sketchnoting 101/ Visual Note-Taking/ ADHD Visualization and Neurodivergency 
-To teach a high school level course, I have the expertise of teaching English Language arts  in a public high school in the United States for 15 years
-I am currently certified with the National Council for Teacher of English 
-I am currently certified to teach English Language Arts Level T-7 (Highly Qualified) under the Georgia Professional Standards Commission from 2007 - 2022; certification to be renewed 2026 
-I have a BS in English Education from Kennesaw State University
-I have taught this material through the Johns Creek Student Leadership Council for three years to students from middle school (grade 6) to high school (grade up to 12)  high school 
1. working web cam that can focus on your drawing OR 2. tablet/ drawing pad that can be screen shared briefly 3. something to write on (digital or otherwise) and something to write with (digital or otherwise)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will need to share-out their doodles/ drawings/ sketch notes
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Nothing in the podcast is worrisome. It talks only about Marcus Aurelius's theory on stoicism and happiness and the application of those theories in the modern realm 
Youtube Video Ted-Ed (shown through teacher's computer no need for student to access a 3rd party app):  (found free here:  ) 

PODCAST: "Stoicism's Simple Secret To Being Happier Ryan Holiday & The Daily Stoic"  (played through teacher computer--not accessed by students) (found free here: 

Making Learning Visible <- used as reference by teacher--not viewed by students


Jordan Kohanim
Lives in the United States
Nationally recognized teacher of excellence: English Language Arts, Speech, Debate, Philosophy
79 total reviews
148 completed classes

About Me

My name is Jordan Kohanim.    :-) 
I have been teaching high school English Language Arts for 15 years in the United States. 
I am a member of the Review Board for the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE).  
I also am a nationally... 
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