As every year passes by, as every year does, it is tradition to make a goal for yourself that you will pursue going into the future. A question many of my peers and I have taken into consideration is, how will I as a learner progress by the end of the school year? In this post I will make it my civil duty to explain to you how I will and have progressed as a learner.
MY EPIC FAIL
To begin I thought it was only fitting to begin with an epic FAIL, PGP. Through my time in PGP I have found a new appreciation for setting goals, and I feel as though I did not properly use PGP to my full advantage. For this project I read the book, filled out the main forms, worked on think it & ink it, and also completed the dream board. Nevertheless I failed, on many occasions I found myself untruthfully and half heartedly answering questions and finishing assignments. Many times I completed an assignment without fully comprehending the topic or task. After the completion of this project I reflected and came to the great realization that I need to make a change. Whether you like it or not school is a child’s job and my life for the next few years revolves around school. I have realized that what gives me purpose and excitement is learning and then completing something to the best of my abilities. I will go into the rest of the school year with a sense of desire and possibility. One of my many newly compiled goals is to always find the why and taking advantage of the learning experiences in the classroom and outside. The completion of this goal will help me bring back purpose in projects and will open doors for the future because of further interest. This fail helped me understand and set a goal for myself, this is a true example of a first attempt in learning.
WHAT WAS THE MOST FUN WORK YOU COMPLETED SO FAR THIS YEAR?
I would confidently say I have many strengths but I also have many, many flaws. One of those flaws is editing and filming. I believe this is a flaw because for a vast majority of the time during (group) filming projects I dont come out of my comfort zone and try the things I struggle with the most. I find that my peers enforce and know who is better at certain aspects so we end up sticking with are strengths instead of developing are weaknesses. The reason I found this project so fun is because I was by myself I was forced to take the reigns and work on the things that I struggled with the most. During the project I found I progressed immensely in editing and filming and all the while had a blast doing it. For the project I went to my Seycove swim meet and filmed my peers and I swimming. It was quite difficult because I had to film multiple shots during the spand of the meet. I found that I actually enjoy filming and editing and cant wait to get more opportunities to do so. This project reminded me how much I love to actually progress and get better at the things I enjoy. It also gave me a goal, my goal for the end of the year is to pursue the things I struggle with the most and convince my group members that I can and will excell and work hard in that job.
Swim Meet Live Event
Scimatics is a class that is very exiting because of recent I have become extremely intrigued and passionate about this particular topic. I believe scimatics requires a certain amount of intensity and focus, something that I find hard to conjure. During these past terms I have become committed and interested in becoming a better scimatics student. This goes back to my belief and goal… with passion comes success! During classes and group projects I have taken the reigns and fully understood the topic. One example of a project that I was very passionate about was my Solar Panel and Trigonometry project. In this project my partner and I worked extremely hard to fully understand the topic and I believe we dove deeper into the world of trig.
Trigonometry is NO Joke
Another example of my resurgence of interest in scimatics is my Algebra Tiles Project. In this project I took a lead role in a group project because I was committed and passionate to understand and create a great project on algebra. I worked on my weaknesses by filming and editing the video, and also worked on turning my strengths into second nature, by finding a creative way to visual display algebra. This year I have excelled immensely in scimatics and I believe my commitment to doing a good job and understanding is the reason why! Going into following projects I would like to continue with a sense of possibility and excitement. I would also love to take a leadership role in other courses and I will do so by bluntly working harder and helping others.
WHAT PROJECT DID I LEARN THE MOST FROM AND WHY?
This year has been incredibly fun! This year’s projects are a testament to the amount of work are teachers have devoted to us. Yet, when saying that there can only be one best project! This year’s 2019 project oscar goes to…… Cray Cray Yay Yay oral presentation. During the spand of the creation my peers and I where incredibly devoted to finding an answer to the driving question that we believed in. We where also given the infamous curve ball that by today I am sure my teachers have heard enough of. This curve ball came in the form of a notice 3 days before the presentation, that we where not aloud notes. Funnily enough after all the complaining I have came to realize that this notice sent a title wave of anxiousness that taught me a lot about myself and projected my way to my best presentation yet. Having no notes forced me to come up with a common thread and follow through on it. This common thread was to believe in your ideas! When having no notes the best way to remember your ideas is to believe in them, coincidentally I am doing the exact same thing right now! When pursuing my future I will remember this project fondly and remember to always believe in your ideas.
Winter Exhibition 2018
To conclude I would like to thank you for being fantastic teachers and parents and I am extatique to see what the future of my learning has instore for me. I will leave you with a question, my question is… What is a flaw I am not aware of, and how can I work on it?