So, to help solve this problem, I started thinking about stickers - how about if we just stick some things into their notebook? Of course this won't work for everything, but it did work for a topic we are currently working on in calculus...writing equations of tangent lines. It drives me nuts how many kids just REFUSE to learn this topic. I've had kids tell me before, well, I knew I was going to have to find the equation of the tangent line, but I don't know how to do that, so I skipped that one. UGHHHH!! Way to drive me absolutely nuts - I mean we've done 10,000 equation of tangent line problems.
So, last night I made STICKERS! These are formatted to fit on Avery labels 5163. I am going to have my students stick these into their notebooks. And every once in awhile, maybe I'll make a new sticker for something else I really want them to remember...like next time maybe the derivatives of trig functions.
Have a great day!
ETA: Another thing I just thought of - this would be a much easier place to add some color if you needed to - not as much color to print, but it would still look nice for each student.