Last week was a week packed with high levels of stress, where the week seemed endless. This week, I used the long weekend as a chance to catch up on everything I had to do. I have to confess that I feel like this weekend has been the most productive weekend of my life, in fact it has been the most productive time of my life. I managed to organize my workload efficiently while at the same time balance it with some free time to avoid stress.
I was amazed with how much work I managed to do in these five days; I did the same amount of work I would have been able to do in 2 school weeks. So I wondered, if I can work so efficiently at home, and I can’t at school, then why do we even go to school? I guess we all work at different paces and in different ways. In my case, I like it when I’m not pressured at all, this gives me more time to think deeper and analyze carefully without having to run. Also I can concentrate better when I work for long periods of time, when I get caught up into my work I hate to have to stop and work on another thing. That’s the thing with the MYP; there are SOOOO many deadlines and projects, that you can’t focus on anything. On schooldays I feel like my mind is overwhelmed with everything I’m forced to think about, that I can’t focus on anything at all, this slows down my productivity levels, and doesn’t permit me to produce quality work.
I really like the idea of driving my own learning, it’s true, we all have different work habits and interest. When you drive your own learning, you have the freedom of learning the way you work best, and what you really want to learn. When driving your own learning it is essential to keep in mind that with freedom comes responsibility. You have to be mature and disciplined enough to make sure that you are pushing yourself to the fullest. For me that’s my greatest challenge.