These two gorgeous notebooks are from Gigliodoro and they have sumptuous cream unlined paper with gilt edging. They are flexible but not floppy and are a super size for carrying. I tend to always have a notebook on the go but many of them I collect just because they are pretty. All overflow goes to my students.
When I am teaching I prefer my students to speak listen rather than get caught up in writing things down, so in individual lessons I give them each a notebook which I write in during the lesson and which they can make notes in between lessons. If I have a group then each student receives a notebook and they make their own notes. I write notes during the lesson, photocopy it for each student and they then paste it into their notebooks. I try to match notebooks to student as regards size (I see how big their bags are), motif (do they like animals or flowers? Do they have a trendy or classic style) and whether they have lines or not.
Notebooks this size I usually use when I am traveling – for lists, details, journalling. They are often full when I get back and I then keep them as a record of my trip.