Midland Library – Fall 2019

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  • #11731
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    You should have received an email from Little Brother with your form-generated journal entry which you should copy and paste below! You can also manually copy the text below and paste into a comment, then fill it out! Please do not use your last name, or any learner names.

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
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    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    #11732
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Using nontoxic cleaners
    Date of Class: Oct 02, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: LauraEnthusiasticTeacher
    DJ: MelissaPatientParalegal
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 19
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Learners kept showing up until they capped off at 19, with five first-timers. This required a lot of adaptation from the MC, who lead us through a lesson plan about nontoxic cleaners. A highlight was Bingo cards that the class filled out via dictation of nontoxic cleaning items, with a real life model of the item shown to the class by the MC.

    #11733
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: An a apple a day keeps the doctor away
    Date of Class: Oct 03, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Fall Orchards
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut out loyalty cards
    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We practiced pronunciation and dictation of different types of apples. Students were surprised to know that there are so many types

    #11734
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Maintaining your home
    Date of Class: Oct 09, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ShelleySincereLearner
    DJ: MaliaGloriousNBAInsider
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jessica
    Module: Healthy homes
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): All the learners were able to connect with and contribute to today’s lesson

    #11735
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Apples and oranges
    Date of Class: Oct 10, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Andres
    Module: Fall Orchards
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut out the loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I went to buy different apples (granny smith, gala, red delicious apple) to use as the real world material, and got stuck in traffic so I was late 3 min to the class. The class itself was very fun. We used different apples to do “this is an apple activity” and dictation about apples. Learners had a lot of fun

    #11763
    Shelley Zansler
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Mold (Missed Full Title)
    Date of Class: Oct 16, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: ShelleySincereLearner
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Millicent
    Module: Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 18
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Made copies of ABC sheet. Everything else seemed in order.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today we talked about causes of household mold, its hazards and ways to prevent it. MC was running late but informed DJ well in advance. The class was totally huge and included some new learners, so we had to make copies of ABC sheet and lesson materials on the fly. Luckily, students were super engaged in the content, so everything moved pretty fluidly despite the running around. The classroom was pretty packed, so floating around to check work and answer questions was logistically a little tricky, but as usual with the Midland group, learners were keen on helping each other, and we were able to move along at a steady pace anyhow. A solid class overall.

    #11767
    Laura O Foster
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: How to Pick an Apple
    Date of Class: Oct 17, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MelissaPatientParalegal
    DJ: LauraEnthusiasticTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: apple picking
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): need more self evaluation sheets

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 9
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Apple picking–great variety of activities and a super engaged class

    #11794
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Don’t let the bedbugs bite
    Date of Class: Oct 23, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Millicent
    Module: Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 16
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut out more loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was Andres dress rehearsal. Despite the fact that Andres was nervous, they managed to overcome that and enjoy the experience. We had a shadower who forgot to register on the website.

    #11799
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Forgot to write it down
    Date of Class: Oct 24, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ShelleySincereLearner
    DJ: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Nick
    Module: Fall Orchards
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to shred some of the old lyalty cards and cut out new ones.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a great class. The MC brought some visually interesting materials. For example, a chart of different fruits that grow in different months. There was a lot of choral response with sentences which learners appreciated because it was challenging for them to repeat them out loud. I substituted Laura because she was feeling well.

    #11810
    Shelley Zansler
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: How to prepare for an earthquake
    Date of Class: Oct 30, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: ShelleySincereLearner
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Nick Krikota
    Module: Earthquake Preparedness
    How Many Learners: 15
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today we focused on what can happen and what to do in the event of an earthquake. The class had mostly mid- and high-level learners, so it moved pretty quickly. We started with a listening activity that incorporated some type, which seemed to engage learners well. A second tpr activity (practicing drop, cover, hold on) didn’t take as long as anticipated, so MC had to fill in extra time with additional dictation activities. Students were laughing, poking fun at each other and helping each other out throughout class, so it was super energetic and dynamic. Some colloquialisms were confusing to learners, but many asked for explanations, so it worked out to be a good learning opportunity for students and facilitators alike.

    #11819
    Andres Avellaneda
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Trick or treat
    Date of Class: Oct 31, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MelissaPatientParalegal
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jeanette
    Module: Trick or treat
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Still have a good amount

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 9
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The lesson was very interactive and engaging. Most students didn’t know what a Jack-o-lantern was but Melissa did a great job presenting the material and giving them vocabulary words and activities that related to Halloween. It was a very fun class!

    #11853
    Andres Avellaneda
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: What’s in your emergency kit?
    Date of Class: Nov 06, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MelissaPatientParalegal
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Millicent
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    How Many Learners: 16
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more loyalty cards and reflection sheets.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Melissa introduced the learners to emergency kits. She had great visuals (video + small emergency kit) so they could understand what they were and the sorts of things that you can find in them. We had 5 new students, with a total of 16 students! It was a bit hard to move around the room with so many people in it, but we each tried to work in one section of the room and then rotate to be able to help other learners. The students were very engaged in the material and they seemed to enjoy the lesson.

    #11856
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Recycle it
    Date of Class: Nov 07, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Recycle it
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Brought some recyclable items to practice English about that. There was a lot of laughter and great energy.

    #11868
    Andres Avellaneda
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Prepare for an Earthquake
    Date of Class: Nov 13, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: NickHardworkingRetired
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more alphabet sheet copies and self-evaluation sheets.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had 11 students total, with 1 new one. Most students were mid to high level, just a couple of low-level learners. It was Nick’s first lesson, he had a lot of great material to cover in class. We went over how to prepare for earthquakes and what useful things to have with you in case there is one

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