An annual event that happens each and every year is the SLCs: AKA mPOLS AKA tPOLS. Each year only two things differ, the name of this event and the driving question that we need to answer! This year the question is… “How are you going to progress as a learner before the end of the school year?” this question presents extreme difficulty seeing that I am perfect in every way!
Some questions I aim to answer and explain are….
- How did I “fail” this year? What did I learn from the ordeal?
- What skills did I use? What skills do I need to continue to develop?
- What project did I struggle with? Why?
- What are the goals you would like to set for yourself for the remainder of the year?
How did I fail this year….? What did I learn?
A popular proverb that is well known to PLP students is “Mistakes are a huge part of the road to discovery and learning”. That is why I make many of them each
and every day. One of these failures is… Procrastination. This is somewhat of curse that I face every couple of weeks. Procrastination is something that I as a learner need to exterminate, because in my later years it will catch up to me because of the mass amounts of homework I have and extracurricular activities I enjoy and indulge in. Even though it does not happen often, when it does it can be harfmul to my routine and work.
What skills did I use? What skills do I need to continue to develop?
As a PLP student, I always pride my self in growing my skills as a learner and knowing what I can be most useful as and what skills I can develop. One of my (many) skills is being a leader and knowing when to buckle down and put in the work needed to blow away the audience and most importantly make something that I can be proud of! My leadership skills can be shown especially in the Metaphor Machine project were I helped keep the group intact and kept pushing on even when we were struggling. Because this was a science and humanities project there was a lot of collaborating and it gets confusing. Being a leader means keeping are group communicating and having a common goal each class. A skill I can develop is TIME managment. As a student that does many extracirricular activities I need to use the time given to me as well as possible.
What project did I struggle with? Why?
As a learner I have and will come across bumps in the road of education. One of those bumps was this year’s Star Wars EXHIBITION. In no way was this a failure, but there were many things that I did poorly in this project. One of those things was time managment! During this project I had countless hours to work on this project, yet I did NOT, instead leaving it for the long weekend. Even though the output for this project was fantastic, I felt as though I was not setting myself up for success. Leaving little to no time to revise does not position me to succeed.
What are the goals you would like to set for yourself for the remainder of the year?
Growth mindset is something we have already touched on in PLP and is something I use on a daily basis! Growth mindset ties into goals and goals are a huge part of getting to wehre you want to be as a person. One of my biggest goals is to become a more organized learner. Being organized is a characteristic I need to learn because it is very important for the future and can help me get through it when I have a lot on my plate. Even though I am developing my organizational skills I do feel that they are pretty good. You can see those skills in my learning portfolio.
To conclude this mPOL I was asked to come up with a question or topic of conversation that the teacher or parents could answer. Here is my question: As a learner I do not always prioritize correctly and moving forward I am setting goals for myself to change that, what are some strategies for me?
Thank you for listening to my mPOLS this year and I am personally looking forward to the next one!!