Here at DTE-Elite, we’re always looking to help you out with all your driving instructor needs. And boy have we got a treat for you. Use this simple trick to TRANSFORM your driving lessons. Video notes below 🔽🔽🔽
S: Specific (simple, sensible, significant)
It’s important to make sure the goal is specific and not general. You can use these:
- “Today we will work on junctions”
- “By the end of this session we will be able to reverse into a bay in a car park”
- “By the end of this session we will be more confident on roundabouts”
M: measurable (meaningful, motivating)
You need to be able to measure the amount of progress made on this goal.
- Scaling is a great tool for this. At the beginning asking them if 1 is not at all and 10 is fully competent how would you rate yourself on (the goal)?
- Done at the beginning and end should show an improvement.
- You can use more qualitative questions as well such as ‘how do you feel about (the goal) now?
A: achievable (agreed, attainable)
Is the goal achievable in the time we have, and does it fit in with what they have learnt so far? Is the goal realistic?
A learner on an early lesson might want to do some manoeuvres. However, maybe their clutch work is not so good so is it realistic to be doing a manoeuvre now.
R: Realistic (relevant, reasonable)
Here we look at if the goal is relevant to the learning, is it what’s required? Is it at the right time? Is it worthwhile?
Can we fit this into the allocated time of this session?
Remember, for our learner, sessions should not be longer than 30 minutes, each 2 hour lesson can contain 3 x 30 minute sessions.