M-pols are back!!

Thank you for coming to my presentation of learning. I am an expert in my education. I am also responsible and accountable for my knowledge. 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 offering feedback that I can improve as a learner. Hi and welcome to my third M-pol in PLP, even though it’s been a year since our last M-pol. It feels like they never left; usually, I am super nervous about presenting my mid-year presentation of learning, but for some reason, this year, it is different. Maybe it’s the experience or the maturing I have done over the last year. But this time, I feel fine and ready to present. I think over the past year, I have matured a lot, and I feel like a new person in the classroom. There are always things I can do to improve my learning, and I will continue to work on those things. The first thing I want to talk about is how I have shown growth as a leaner this year. The one way I have is my writing. It is still nowhere near where I want it to be, but at the beginning, it wasn’t good, but I have worked with my grandpa on some techniques to improve it, and I think my posts as the year has gone on has shown some excellent improvement I will continue to improve it. After reflecting on what is holding me back in my writing, I think my confidence when writing. I guess I don’t have the best confidence when writing because I believe I’ve gotten in my head that I am not a good writer. Still, over the past couple of months, I have learned through many different things like basketball, baseball and school that if you have reasonable confidence, you are so much more likely to have success in whatever you’re doing. I know that anyone can say this, but when you experience it, I think it just spirals into everything you do, and you continue to have confidence. So moving forward, I plan to have a ton of confidence in my writing and not get in my head about whether it be about my grammar or spelling. I think my writing will see even further improvement. I think my latest post is an excellent example of a good post, and it shows my progress over the year. Suppose you look at this one after seeing the improvement a lot. Now I think it’s time to talk about my learning plan and sharpen my goal for the year’s second half. I talked a lot about improving my writing, and if I can improve my writing, I will become such a stronger writer and leaner now I have shown some improvement. There is so much room to continue to improve. So I want to use a system to help me improve where I write a couple of sentences at the end of the week on how my week went and use proper grammar and spelling. My writing at a minimum every week will help me improve and be more confident when writing. But the second thing I want to improve on for my learning plan is asking questions and not second-guessing myself. I think the biggest thing why I don’t ask as many questions is I psych myself out and don’t wanna sound stupid and get the answer wrong, but I think I need to get out of my head not care as much if I get it wrong because I am going to be wrong many more times in my life. So I will challenge myself in the second half of the year, ask questions and be in the conversation as much as possible. So now I want to reflect on Humanities so far this year and what I am proud of. We know what I need and want to work on for the second half as we just talked about it, but a project I am proud of is, I think our first project on Government and the ad for Alpha Vert was excellent. I was proud of it for sure. But I was also pretty interested in the topic, and I learned a lot about how the government works because we can all say what we think the government needs to do to be better, but many things take place, and it’s a cool thing. 

The more thing I am proud of is a habit, and it is my public speaking. I am way more comfortable presenting and talking in front of other people, just not in PLP. But in other situations in life, whether it’s being a leader in baseball or presenting in front of others in different classes, PLP has made me way more confident and so much easier, which is so good because I think my personality shines when I am optimistic and not afraid speak in front of others. So I will continue to be confident and comfortable when I present to big groups or groups of people. In conclusion, I will work hard to improve my writing by staying confident and writing in a craft every Sunday minimum plus blog posts and using proper grammar and spelling. Also, I want to work on when something needs revisions taking the time to do it because it will improve my work. Thanks for listening/reading my M-pol and cya in the next one!!