I have mentioned in previous blogs some of my reflections when “working out” at the gym. I set myself a target some years ago to do 2km on the rowing machine most weeks and what followed has been a love/hate relationship with a machine that has tested me in many ways.
This week the thought struck me how lessons from the machine can support what we can achieve through Student Led Conferences.
- Goal setting
Before we start we need to set ourselves a goal – SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. For me that would mean finishing the 2km inside 8 minutes 20 which I have found quite challenging recently!
While rowing it is important we keep an eye on the data on the control panel – this helps us to maintain the pace we need to reach our target – similar to the baseline and progress data we can share in SLCs.
At times it is great if we can have someone encourage and guide us on how we can improve our performance – sometimes advice from a Personal Trainer or praise from family and friends can make a huge difference.
8 minutes does not seem to be a long time but I am sure we can all see how lessons from my weekly time trial mirror the importance the Student Led Conferences can be.
Growing greatness – Kia mana ake!