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 opportunities for growth. Thank you in advance for listening and for offering feedback that I can use to improve as a learner.
So far this year I feel like I have learned a lot about PLP and I think that I have come pretty far since the beginning of the year. I started out the year making my learning plan which would pave the way for the rest of the year, in my learning plan I believed that I would become accomplished in maker 8, and sophisticated in humanities 8. The projects that we have done so far in humanities 8 have been the outsiders, power play, and we currently finished one called Radical innovations. my favourite humanities 8 project would have to be power play because we got to learn all about the Middle Ages which I realize now would become useful in later projects. In maker 8 the projects we have done were, making interesting images, and becoming a PLP learner, unfortunately I did not succeed at both of them, throughout the year I have had a FAIL with Showbie since I did not really understand how to use it, and I never asked for help with it which left me floundering and trying to keep up with the class. But I think that I have figured out how to use it now. Another Thing that I had trouble with was that I did not ask enough questions on problems that I was confused on which led me down a dark hole of trying to do it all myself, I now know that I should ask more questions if I ever feel confused about something in class, or coming to tutorial in the mornings to work on anything I might need help with. The winter exhibition was before I realized that I needed to put much more effort and work into things so it was a good example of what I was doing before it.
The latest humanities project I have done if proof of this and has made me realize that I can in fact get an exceeding for a grade if I try hard enough. And I plan do try and work as hard as this on every future project so that I can achieve my learning goal. At the start of this project I was not putting maximum effort in and often just did the minimum work for whatever learning we were doing. But then I realized that I can’t do this throughout school and if I was to do this I would end up doing very bad in school ad probably being put into the normal school system, and after an email home to my parents I decided to pick myself up and try my hardest to do better in this project, so I started to pay attention, I got my work done on time, and I started doing work at home before it was happening in class so that way I knew that I would be prepared for class.
The most recent maker project was very fun all in all but I do think I could have done better. As for what could have gone better I might say that I should have tried harder at making the booklet. With the drawings I think that it was possible for me to make them better because I could not look at them and say with confidence that I tried my absolute hardest and that was the best possible work I could do, but I am still glad that I achieved my learning goal for maker.
The winter exhibition was a sort of turning point for me as it was when I started to turn myself around after this project had finished so it is a way to see what I was doing before that. As you can see from the less than good quality of this work. The fact that I typed this in one day does say a lot about it. One of the problems was that I forgot what we did on the last days of school which is when our class started the draft of this blog post and over the break I forgot what we had done so afterwards when we had the day to and the next day to work on it I did not really know what to do. So after a meeting with Ms Kaidi and figuring out what to do I just thought to myself “okay lets get this over with” and so I finished it later and barely checked it over and only did the bare minimum. After this I have shown growth by achieving my learning goal and getting an exceeding in humanities which has given me a confidence boost and now I plan to try as hard as possible for future exhibitions