Hi, all! Dylan here… again. Today I’m doing something little different than usual. I’m doing something called an MPoL, or midyear presentation of learning. Basically, I’m going to be talking about how I’ve progressed as a learner throughout the first half of this school year. I’m going to do this by answering a question. “What did/do you find frustrating about PLP work?”.

In my opinion, the most frustrating thing about PLP work is that some of the time it seems like were doing things that are completely unrelated to the project that we’re learning about. For example, In the last Scimatics project we did, I kind of feel like there was much more emphasis was put on making our final animation presentation look nice than actually making sure we were grasping the concept of what we were learning. I feel like sometimes projects like this sometimes stray away from the actual root topic. In this case, it was chemistry.

Another question I thought I should answer was “Of the work you completed so far this year, what are you the least proud of? Why?”.

For this project, I would definitely say the finished product in the Scimatics project “Game of Exponent Laws”. I’ll link my blog post for it here. I feel like there was a huge lack of communication in my team and there was definitely a lot of room for improvement and we didn’t really try to get more than what was expected of us. This is partially my fault as well, as I could definitely have done a little bit of a better job communicating with my team, although in my defence, I was away for the most of the project and I did make attempts to connect with the rest of my team that did not turn out as intended.

One more question I will answer is “How did you ‘FAIL’ this year? What did you learn from this experience?”.

In PLP, F.A.I.L. is an acronym. It stands for First Attempt In Learning, because that’s exactly what failure is. A first attempt in learning. I’d say one of my most helpful first attempts in learning this year was my first draft of my letter in People and the Environment. It showed me that usually, the first attempt is just that. A first attempt. It’s never going to be the final product and that to get what you’re working for, you need to practice, do revisions, and really put some time into it for it to come out how you wanted it to. In the end, I was really proud of my letter and despite never getting a response, I’m hoping that someone at least saw it.

That’s pretty much it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed all 474 words of it and I’ll see you all next time.