Reflective practice guidance logsDocument Transcript
Reflection This Reflective Practice Guidance Logs assignment allowed me to gainunlimited amount of experience during my personal life. It allows me to observe,encourage and motivate children to resolve their behaviour issues with differentpositive guidance strategies such as, setting limits, active listening, contingencies,Negotiation, Problem-Solving, I message, verbal, Non verbal ways.It also gives us specific information about the situation which needed guidance, tomaintain a safe environment for everyone. It shows the importance of attention andcare for the children; provide them choices to support their needs and wants. Theobserver develops a learning environment; motivate children to develop their self-esteem and self-concept. Instead of stopping with an undesirable behaviour ornegative statements, one should administer calm, private, immediate non-verbaland verbal positive guidance and use reinforcement methods to encourage positivebehaviour as B.F.Skinner (1904 –1990) emphasized reinforcement theory “Positiveconsequences tend to be repeated” major contributors to the reinforcement ofchildren are their parents and teachers; we can model ourselves by respondingpositively to the children. We can consistently treat them with respect withoutinappropriate adult behaviours to affect and support their positive self. This can bechallenging for me and for other adults as well because, like children we also needto support our own social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs in order to
care for them, which might lead us to saying “give me a break.” It is important forus to step back and give ourselves a moment when we need to. We can thentolerate and become more patient with behaviour issues. I also recognize we needto have persistence, anticipation and practice in dealing in children in order, tocope with them. We should research and educate ourselves towards new thoughts,new behaviours, and observation methods in order to have huge views on a childand then we can apply wise guidance to boost their self-esteem. Overall, completing this assignment was a challenging task. With myprevious experience and acquired knowledge of the Guidance Strategies, I hopethat I was able to apply the strategies appropriately in each of the scenarios that Ihave presented. By using the strategies in each scenario, it has allowed me tocontinue how to become an effective Early Childhood Educator.I spent plenty of time reading books. I hope that it meets the requirements andprovides enough data to support the Guidance Strategies.