Early Years Childcare

My Reflective Journal

Reflecting On My Reflective Journal

 I showed the first 3 entries of my reflective journal to my EYPS lecturer, and she told me:

"You make some assumptions about the children and the setting (and some negative remarks) - I would try to avoid that in a reflective journal."

I'm not really sure how to go about things now, as:
  • Writing what I think would surely involve a lot of assumptions, as I'm hardly correct or know everything 100% of the time.
  • Negative remarks are even more unavoidable, for obvious reasons.
Moving Forward
For now, I'm thinking I should write less instead of just rambling on about whatever enters my mind. I guess I"ll also have to be a little less candid, and more "touchy feely".

That's one thing I don't like about the UK. It's like everything has to be nice and sugarcoated. If a child intentionally shot another child, you wouldn't be able to say "That's awful! How can you shoot someone else?".

You'd have to say something like "Awww, why did you do that? He doesn't like it when you shoot him, say sorry and give him a hug."

There I go again with assumptions and negative remarks...


pattster 3 November 2009 at 01:20  

but that's a real problem with the education there right?

Like your article in the other blog - can't be too positive with kids,a dn cn't be too negtive with kids

Mark 3 November 2009 at 20:20  

Ooh, if you're going to help me advertise, you should put the link up! :)

Well, it's a lot easier to get away with being too positive rather than being too negative. And like most things in life, no matter what you do, there will always be people criticizing.

pattster 4 November 2009 at 02:08  

lolz - actually i was hoping that you would post the link up - i lost the page link...

ps: is it not possible to post comment anonymously?

Mark 4 November 2009 at 06:53  

Isn't there an option there?

Why, are you planning to post something naughty? =-P

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A reflective journal concerned with communication and relationships with children during my work placement for the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).

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