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.
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...