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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 391 and wasting my time

As some of you who know me already know, I love going to child care classes. I enjoy the interaction with other providers, I enjoy what I learn, and it's a chance to get away for a bit and do something different.

What I don't enjoy is when I give up an evening or a Saturday for a class or a conference that is not good. Yesterday, I had a class that I was super excited about. It was on books and we were supposed to get ideas to take home and use with a children's book. I love books and have a few hundred of them so it sounded great to me. I got there and the lady had copied pages out of Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss and had some free Hop on Pop stuffed dolls for us. That.Was.It.SERIOUSLY! I was not happy. I have been to other classes that this person had presented before and have felt like she did not put much time or thought into them, but this time she proved me right times 100. It is insulting to me to go to a class where someone has not put any time or thought into it. I feel like I am not worth their time and effort to put together a good class. I mean, if I go to a class that isn't that good, but the person obviously worked hard on it, at least I know they cared. There will be another one of these classes next month that she swears will be better. I haven't decided whether to go or not. I like the idea of the class so I am tempted to go and see if it's any better. I've got a few weeks to decide...

3 comments:

Mom Thumb said...

I hate that, too. I am taking literacy training and most of the instructors were good, but one was just weird. Not only did I not learn anything, I came away totally confused.

KiddoKare1 said...

What kind of literacy training are you taking, Linda? Sounds interesting!

Mom Thumb said...

To teach people how to read English. I could get someone who just never learned, or someone from another country. It's done through the library. They have a waiting list of over 20 people and a shortage of tutors. The director said she's actually had people from other countries who were doctors or lawyers but just did't know how to read in English. It's exciting, but also kind of scary!