From PYP to MYP

By Amy Ternida

I couldn’t look up from my schedule for the first few days of MYP. I couldn’t remember any of my classes, and I seemed to forget everything I learned about Imagine’s hallways. It took me several minutes to find my third period class, and when I finally found it, I was expected to go to another classroom. The first stages of MYP are hard for someone fresh out of PYP, but I think I’ve finally made it work. I am now more situated with the environment, and I am learning to balance eight classes at once. 

If I could go back to Rally Night and try the whole year again, I would work to improve my performance with these tips:

  • Memorize your schedule as soon as you get it. I would be lost if it weren’t for my schedule. The slip of paper helped me to know what my classes were, and where I could find my classes. If you are able to memorize your schedule ahead of time, you’ll be saving yourself a lot of time in advance.
  • Familiarize yourself with the environment. You have to be able to know where to find all of your classes. You have to know whether it’s in the DP hallway or in another teacher’s classroom. Learn where your classes are early, and you will be able to move from class to class easily.
  • Take some time to prepare your things the night before. If you are rushing to pack your things the day of, you are more likely to forget something than if you are able to to pack the night before. This will help you to remember any homework or forms you need to turn in, or any books you need for school.

I think that with these tips in mind, I would be a much more organized person. I would be able to save a lot of time and instead of rushing around confused, my experience would be much less stressful.