Reflection On Lupkin County Parks And Rec

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Introduction
Lumpkin County Parks and Rec was an experience I will never forget. As a future educator, it showed me how to treat children and how not to treat them. The program that I attended was only during the summer and was open from seven in the morning to six in the afternoon. There were around three to four college-aged counselors at a time looking after the children. None of the counselors were 4ducation majors, so they were not learning the different techniques of disciplining and treating children with respect.
Lumpkin County Parks and Rec Lumpkin County Parks and Rec is a different type of program. One program is offered during the summer that is twenty dollars a day and the other is offered after-school. The program offered
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Then from the playground, they go back inside and play basketball in a gym. Once they are done playing, they eat lunch. After lunch, some children can go to the pool for a couple of hours or stay in the gym. When they finish there, they come inside and play video games and watch television until time to be picked up. On Thursdays, they would go on different field trips like going tubing or going to the movies. The breakfast and lunches were free to the children and could eat as much as they want. This helped the community because the families who are not able to afford lunch everyday could come in and get lunch. Since the program is open from seven am to six pm, it was a cheap babysitter for families who were not able to afford one all day. Some parents would come pick their children up in scrubs so that shows that even families who could afford a babysitter, still took advantage of a program that gives their children social interaction with children their age during the …show more content…
The counselors are not informed on what kinds of punishment are good for the students and what good reinforcement are. The students are always being punished for things that are the way the child acts. “Students should never be punished for behaviors that they cannot help” (What every teacher, N.D.). This should be plastered on the walls here. The counselors are very quick to yell and punish children for the way their brain is wired. As an educator, I will have to remember this quote. As humans, we are quick to punish someone for doing something wrong. People need to be taught that not every action is punishable. There are ways to redirect an action without punishing the child. The counselors are good about using positive reinforcement. They are always praising the children when they do something good. It is hard for the positive to outweigh the negative because the counselor to child ratio is huge. One day there was five children to one

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