Let’s consider how we keep track of our practice. Will we write it down or keep track mentally?
Logging events in writing can help us organize our studies, build our own materials, & create a record for periods of study. It can be as simple as a list or paragraphs, etc.
At the beginning, at least for awhile, track your practice. If it’s working, keep doing it. Often, we track for awhile, then just keep track mentally. Yet, some students do prefer to keep an ongoing journal of their practice. And, if you study with a teacher, she or he may request that you do.
Show students a way to track, see what happens. Even if only a mental framework. I also encourage all teachers to take pictures of what is drawn – created – tabbed out – during lessons. This keeps history, creates benchmarks, documents your progress as a teacher, creates content for media publishing.