RAC – Got to stay positive
Updated: Mar 13
Course: A management skills class
Date: 29-31 Nov 08
# of Learners: 16
I am feeling: Tired…. and a bit frustrated
I just finished a 3 day management skills course today. I feel tired as the after-class preparation every day took up quite a lot of time. Basically I started in the classroom at 0800 and finished my preparation at night at 2200.
However, what was more challenging is the discipline issue. Frankly, I did feel frustrated this morning. A learner who already missed the whole Day 1 morning came to me asking for a 2-hour absence. At the end, she left the class for more than 3 hours. Well, it was not only her. I had one disappeared for the whole morning today. I had a few requesting to leave earlier today to catch the plane. And then a few came back 1/2 hour late from lunch. And I had one who did not show up at all on Day 1 with no advice. But he then walked into the class on Day 2 …. only after 9:30 like nothing was wrong. I asked him to leave right away!
You prepared. You tried to maintain a good learning atmosphere. But then it got broken from time to time.
I almost showed my emotion this morning. Luckily that I did not, cos I know that it would help. And after all, I got to remind myself that there are still good learners in every class who want to learn!