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Replacement of traditional sketchbook reflective journal with reflective blogs to improve the quality and maintenance of the reflective process

Replacement of traditional sketchbook reflective journal with reflective blogs to improve the quality and maintenance of the reflective process

Students at my organisation use the traditional sketchbook reflective journal (SBRJ). It was observed that the quality of SBRJ was poor. It was also observed that the SBRJ, in most cases, was not the true 7 representation of students’ performance. The feedback from the students showed that most of them were not happy with the process of reflection. They found the process to be time consuming and tedious.

Retention in Health & Fitness Teaching Sector

The areas I have defined above may sound easy to include in a class or they may sound difficult depending on your point of view, but I believe they are much harder to achieve for a teacher of fitness than many students realise, hence the number of newly qualified teachers that leave our industry constantly. Because I am also an assessor, I get countless student fitness teachers contacting me to say it is much harder than they thought to retain their clients/learners and to keep them constantly inspired and what can they do about it? In my experience this is the norm and only a few teachers have the necessary character traits, personality, inspirational teaching skills and determination to be successful in the way I have defined it.

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