Hello everyone and welcome back! Do you want to know what time it is? It’s Mpol time! You’re probably wondering what a Mpol is right? Well so am I! As a first-year PLP student, I’m not a hundred percent sure about what the expectations of this presentation and blog are supposed to be. I’m just going to go with my gut! Twice every year around January and May we make a blog like so and do a presentation in front of our parents and teachers about our learning achievements and goals.
Thank you for coming to my presentation of learning. I am the expert on my own learning. I am also responsible and accountable for my own learning. You can expect me to give an honest evaluation of my progress. We Will discuss my strengths and weaknesses. Thank you in advance for listening and for offering feedback that I can use to improve as a learner.
They started by giving us this driving question, What is your learning goal that you want to reach by the end of this school year, and how will you meet it? In the first 5 months of school, I gradually made a list on my learning goals in this class that we call personal growth plan or in abbreviation form PGP. The name says it all. It’s a class all about our learning goals and how to achieve them.
Let’s start off with my work habits. Of course, everyone has strengths and weaknesses and these are a few of mine. I am very creative when I put my mind and focus on tasks. I have great attention to detail. When I’m interested in a topic, I’m very attentive. Now for my cons, I procrastinate a lot and like to get off task. I hand in work late from my procrastination I don’t like to participate as much as I should and do not enjoy public speaking.
Although public speaking is one of the weaknesses in school, it is also one of my curricular competencies that I improved the most. I did that by practicing my presentations beforehand and controlling my speaking pace and staying calm.
Now I’m going to show my successes and “failures” in each of my PLP classes by showing an example.
Let’s start with humanities. Throughout the first term we did multiple projects and here is one of my favourites that I think I worked hard on and also enjoyed the most. This project was the Revolution. After this project, I felt a lot more confident with public speaking. The task was to create 4 Different Revolution videos. That allowed me to practice speaking fluently and more confidently also felt like I was getting my tasks done without all of the pressure. Because It was a group project it motivated me to work because I didn’t want to let my group members down by not finishing my tasks.
Now for PGP. For this subject, we haven’t done much. We’ve only had a few meetings throughout the term. Out of the couple projects that we’ve down, Has to be my favourite. It gave me the chance to reflect on myself and learn about my strengths and weaknesses. While doing this project one of my weaknesses came out. That weakness is procrastinating. I felt like It was quite hard to reflect on myself and find goals for the year.
The project for scimatics was the exponent laws board game. I enjoyed it. I stayed on task most of the time, learned about exponents and I also had fun creating the game. I got the chance to let my creativity out into one of my favourite subjects. Even though math isn’t my strong suit I still enjoy it and try hard.
The final subject that I’m going to reflect on is maker. The live video event was probably one of my favourite projects. I had the chance to film one of my favourite sports which is soccer and practice on my editing skill which I think improved a lot since my first video as a PLP student.This project was really fun however I felt like it was quite difficult to find time to film. Originally I wanted to film my riding practice. I couldn’t find the right time and couldn’t get any great angles. So I ended up going with my soccer practice. This also gave me the chance to film and get all of the shots that I wanted.
Overall throughout this year, it was a great learning experience. I got to learn about myself and working habits and also got to improve my learning. I still have multiple things that I want to improve as a learner. However, I think I’ve come a long way since the start and I’m proud of my progress.