Sunday, June 12, 2011

Not a failure, just more informed.

I just wrapped up my last class of Summer A and now am officially on summer vacation (once I mail in my last [finished] assignments).

The last class I had this session was Behavior and Classroom Management. I was super excited for this class and knew I would learn so much that I would be able to use in the classroom.

And the class really was informative, I learned so much.  I also realized so much. I kept having flashbacks to camp last summer.  I had a wonderful bunk, but a few of my campers had some behavior issues and at times I was at my whits end managing their behavior.

I had so many "aha" moments during this class. Realizing how I should have handled situations or how I could have worked through a hard situation.

Then at times I felt down on myself. I felt bad about how I had handled situations, I felt guilty for yelling when I should have been directive and calm.

But then I realized, I did the best I could, heck I did a pretty darn good job with the knowledge I had in my pocket and the support I had from the director. And my campers had a great summer, no one got hurt, no one got lost, and the memories from that summer are forever etched in my mind.

And this summer, I am more informed, more knowledgeable, and I know we will have an even better summer!

3 thoughts on the matter:

Sian said... {Reply}

That's the right way to think about it. We are all constantly learning and doing our best. I hope you have fun this summer. I miss working at camp so much x

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I love your attitude. :)

Wishing you all the best this summer!

Serline said... {Reply}

That's the spirit: learn from the past, live the present and look forward to the future!