Howdy and welcome back to my blog guess what I’m doing again, an MPOL or otherwise known as a mid-year presentation of learning where ill talk about my growth as a learner and more
At the start of the school year, I wasn’t sure if the school I was at for the past year of high school was the right school for me. I treated everything I did with the idea that I wasn’t going to keep going to that school which affected my learning and the way I treated people. And then at the start of this school year, I went to a different school that had lots of my friends. to make sure if I wanted to go to school at the previous one or the one with most of my friends. I really wanted to see which school would be best for me and if the pros outweighed the cons of each school. For me, the pros of each school were quite different where one of the schools had lots of my close friends but the learning I would be doing there wouldn’t be as effective as the previous high school. So it was important to see which aspect I valued more friends or education. In the end, I decided to go back to the school where I could learn more and have a better chance at an effective future and if I wanted to I still can hang out with my friends outside of school. The choice I made was obviously an important decision because I wanted to decide where I would go for the rest of high school and what I wanted to prioritize but I feel like I put a good amount of thinking behind my decision and am confident in my choice. Because now I can treat everything like ill be there for a long time and be less distant but most importantly I can have a better education and enjoy the learning I do.
Here Is the learning plan I made earlier in the year where I plan what my learning is going to look like and set goals with plans to achieve them. Feel free to read them
I’ll quickly explain what this is. The statement of learning intent means in simpler terms that I want to aim for an A and how I will do it. The section below pretty much shows what and who I want to be in a kind of level format with the higher numbers being more effective at the main task
Unfortunately, I think for this first half of the year I kind of missed my mark a little bit and struggled to hang things in on time because I wasn’t organized enough and wasn’t using all the strategies I put in place for myself but I am really going to try to get the level of work that I think I can produce and I will use any strategy I can to do it
I want to talk about a project I really think I struggled with which would be my humanities project called the power of geography here’s the link to the blog post about it https://www.blog44.ca/dylanw/2022/11/11/we-went-to-alberta/
But I think that it was a real struggle keeping up with all the work I had because kept piling work until I had almost everything late and a book I had to write that needed all those projects done. A big part of lots of the things being late was that guy wasn’t at school for the start of it and I wasn’t paying attention to what was happening while I was away which really didn’t help and then to be able to finish I ended up having to spend almost all my time working on the projects just because I let them pile up which was really a bad idea and all my fault, but because of that happening, I have a better idea of how to deal with it in the future.
For maker, I wanted to ask myself what goals did I have to change as I worked on a project and instantly a project came to mind called first film, which was also my winter exhibition project where we studied. The movie avatar chose important themes from the film and made short documentaries on our provided themes. The theme I was given was racism and I had to find someone to interview for my documentary. It was very hard trying to find someone that I thought was a good fit for my documentary. The way I changed my goal while working on the project was that my original goal was to have someone very high up be interviewed for my documentary, but as the due date became closer, I had to change my goal into something that would still be helpful and makes sense for my documentary. So after going through multiple people, I eventually ended up with someone I thought would be a perfect fit, but still far off from my original plan. which was very good because I learned how to be more flexible as a learner.
Grade 9 was the first year where science was not also part of math, so I got to learn just science. But anyways I wanted to talk about my project handle with care where we talk about life and animals and how they behave I think I used a large variety of Skills for this project, but I also liked quite a large variety of skills. The ones I used were mostly technology-based and how I efficiently and properly made the work. but unfortunately, the skills that I liked made most of my work invalid and didn’t get graded because I lacked proper time management with every project being late and often written down as incomplete even though I eventually finished it.
Disposition and habits
Obviously, some of the spelling is wrong, but even more importantly, to be completely honest, I totally failed with this section of my learning plan, I almost completely forgot that I wrote it which really isn’t great because these are the things that I need to work on the most so this is something that is going to be taking up most of the rest of my year in the program I, even if I don’t need to I’m going to use Things, reminders and calendar to help me stay organized for the rest of the year just to get in the habit of using it.
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