I just wanted to send a quick email about my experience in the JRR course that my two children took on Sunday
I worked as an instructor teaching police officers to ride motorcycles (right from never sitting on a motorcycle right through to escorting heads of state). With this experience and level of training (master instructor ) I was a little reserved as to what benefit they might gain from this program.
All I can say is WOW I was pleasantly surprised! The instructors showed a level of enthusiasm and commitment far exceeding what I see from professionals in my field. Not once did I see a group of instructors off chatting, or cell phones come out for a quick text. If a child struggled for even a moment there seemed to be an instructor there almost instantly to coach them through it. They were able to teach one of the hardest groups (6yr+) with their short attention span and goofy personalities a skill that requires focus in a very safe and fun manner.
Being in the field that I am in, sometimes we can be a bit jaded and critical of what we expect of people. I just want to ensure Honda Canada realizes how proud they should be of the young instructors they have teaching this program, and the positive effect it is having on the next generation of riders.