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    WebMaestrex
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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
    Day of Class:
    Time of Class:
    MC:
    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) =

    Total Score:

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

    #10326

    Zoe Kelly
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Working History
    Date of Class: 7/11/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Zoe
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Hannah
    Module: Employment and Economy
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Only 1 alphabet sheet left. If time during the next class, please do a thorough search for the deck of professions.
    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) = 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

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Hannah arrived promptly with her lesson plan that she had read over and had great questions about. Most of the learners were there early, but a few came in during alphabet listen and point. She did alphabet listen and point, yell and spell, the dictation progressions, a number of round robins, and a great activity designed to guess her profession. The activity was designed so that we could model it, but the learners were so engaged they jumped right in and we only had to encourage them every once in a while. Overall this was a very successful dress rehearsal and we had two new learners.

    #10330

    Joseph Morse
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Citizenship Test
    Date of Class: 7/12/2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Joseph Morse
    DJ: Hannah Hildreth
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Government and History
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    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) = 5
    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) =

    Total Score: 33

    Hannah: Overall, things went well. Group was larger than what MC was prepared for and he thought that having “learners of different levels was a challenge”. Had some technical difficulties with the video and the internet, but DJ was able to keep busy with document word search and dictation progression. Technique was fine, could have used “Ready” more often. Students were engaged, but it took some time to warm up. Overall, it went fine and the learners enjoyed Bingo at the end.

    #10331

    Hannah Hildreth
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Citizenship Test
    Date of Class: 7/12/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Joseph Morse
    DJ: Hannah Hildreth
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: n/a
    Module: Government and History
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Didn’t have time to make more copies of the Alphabet Sheet, but the Deck of Professions was found!

    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) =6
    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) = 5

    Total Score: 33

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

    Overall, things went well. Group was larger than what MC was prepared for and, he thought that having “learners of different levels was a challenge”. Had some technical difficulties with the video and the internet, but DJ was able to keep busy with document word search and dictation progression. Technique was fine, could have used “Ready” more often. Students were engaged, but it took some time to warm up. Overall, it went fine and the learners enjoyed Bingo at the end.

    #10339

    Joseph Morse
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Help Wanted
    Date of Class: 7/18/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Hannah Hildreth
    DJ: Joseph Morse
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Education and Employment
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    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) = 5

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Having multiple level learners was a challenge but having higher level learners help out the lower level learners was beneficial. Group cohesion was good and it was awesome to see students help each other out without prompt from the teachers. We will place better seat assignments for the lower level learners to be sandwiched between the higher level learners.

    #10341

    Hannah Hildreth
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Citizenship Test
    Date of Class: 7/19/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Joseph Morse
    DJ: Hannah Hildreth
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: n/a
    Module: Government & Education
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): May need more loyalty cards (I personally have some, but more may need to be added to the box).

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    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) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Overall, the class went well. The seating arrangement was great, so the lower level learners were able to work with the higher level learners and succeed together. Some students started to show some disinterest during Alphabet Listen & Point, but moving on to Yell & Spell helped re-engage those learners. MC needed heavy prompting throughout the document word search and dictation progression, and round robin. Learners enjoyed bingo at the end of the class. We had to new learners at class today. DJ used the reflection time at the end to reiterate the importance of “Ready!” and moving around the classroom, and how to properly work through dictation progression and round robin.

    #10350

    Zoe Kelly
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Did you bring your resume?
    Date of Class: 7/25/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Hannah
    DJ: Zoe
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Employment and Economy
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    More loyalty cards needs ASAP! Down to 2 alphabet sheets.

    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) = 5
    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) = 8

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We did alphabet listen and point for about 30 minutes because there were 3 new students and they needed some extra time to become familiar with the activity. Other activities where yell and spell, the title of today’s lesson, a resume document search, a round robin, and a game of Bingo with employment related words and chocolate kisses as prizes.
    Hannah accidentally began prompting the document search with sentence from a different resume. Luckily it only took two sentence to realize what had happen. While it was a little confusing (and demoralizing for Hannah), in the spirit of the show must go on, she did a good job of metaphorically dusting off and continuing the lesson. The learners really enjoyed the game of bingo at the end.

    #10353

    Hannah Hildreth
    Participant

    Lesson Title: As American as Apple Pie
    Date of Class: 7/26/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Qrysi
    DJ: Hannah Hildreth
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: n/a
    Module: Government & Education
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): There are some uncut loyalty cards in the box, but other than that, we are close to being out. There is also only one more self-evaluation paper left, so more will needed to be printed.

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Qyrsi led a great class today. We had 2 new learners. We went through the alphabet sheet, yell & spell, this is an apple, a new category game Qyrsi came up with, a document word search, and dictation progression. The learners really enjoyed the category game because it got them to get up and move around a lot. They got really into it. I think it was a nice change of pace from what the previous classes have been, and I look forward to incorporating some of the techniques and games that were done today into my own classes. Overall, it was an awesome class, and I believe the students are getting more attuned with helping each other out without much prompting.

    #10362

    Lesson Title: Learning from the United States Flag
    Date of Class: 08/02/2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6 PM
    MC: Melissa
    DJ: Christina
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Citizenship Test
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): eval sheets.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    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) = 7

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Great class led by Melissa. She brought in the American Flag and we did a “This is a…” with the flag and a picture of a colonial flag. There was lots of dictation, a document search that talked about the fifty states and their relation to the US flag. Students also worked with the US map and labeled as many states as they could. They were really engaged with this activity and it was awesome to see how much they knew about the US and how they were able to come together to help each other figure it out. Fun class.

    #10369

    Lesson Title: Programs at the Library
    Date of Class: 08/08/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6 PM
    MC: Hannah
    DJ: Christina
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: (Guest Speaker: Lisa)
    Module: The Library
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): eval sheets

    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) = 5
    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

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The MC prepared a lesson the previous night, but we were told hours before the class that we would have a guest speaker which led the MC to adapt her lesson plan to include the guest. We had one new learner. The alphabet sheet went a little too fast and had a string of combinations that were too complex for some of the students to follow along to. The guest speaker was able to share some information about herself and some things that the library offers. We did a document search of the current library programs and did “This is a…” with library related objects. We lastly played a game of bingo to wrap up the class. Students overall had a good time and were engaged with the bingo game.

    #10372

    Hannah Hildreth
    Participant

    or any learner names.

    Lesson Title: Let’s get down to business
    Date of Class: 8/9/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Qrysi Bright
    DJ: Hannah Hildreth
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Francine and Daniel
    Module: Economy & Education
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): More self evals need to be printed

    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score:
    36
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Qyris led a great class where the learners were engaged and laughing. We had two shadows, Francine and Daniel who also participated well and quickly got the rhythm of the class. We did the alphabet sheet, yell n spell, dictation progression and a dialogue activity. Students were engaged and connected well with others. Some learners were moved around to accommodate others and their learning levels. Overall, it was a great class!

    #10385

    Hannah Hildreth
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What shift do you work?
    Date of Class: 8/16/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Melissa
    DJ: Hannah
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: n/a
    Module: Government & Employment
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We’re in good shape!

    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) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =7

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Melissa led a great class today, where we had 3 new learners. We had a lot of new learners, some who were low leveled, so Melissa led a nicely passed alphabet sheet activity. Yell n Spell went great. We did a time card activity, where we filled out a time card like we were at work. We also did a document word search about minimum wage in Oregon. Overall the class went well, and it was exciting to see 13 learners at Midland! The most we’ve had this session!

    #10404

    Hannah Hildreth
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Pikas (I don’t remember the entirety of
    Date of Class: 8/22/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Christina
    DJ: Hannah
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Liz
    Module: Government & Economy
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    May need more loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today’s lesson was done by Liz, who was doing her dress rehearsal. Liz led a great class with the alphabet sheet, yell n spell, and lots of dictation progression. At one point we had 16 learners in the classroom, which is a lot! Two learners left part of the way through the lesson, and unfortunately we couldn’t get cards to them before that. But we still ended the class with 14 people, which is still a lot! Christina had great cues and tips for Liz. We also had someone from IRCO come by and observe our class. Overall, the class went well!

    #10418

    Vanessa Soza
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Looking for a Book
    Date of Class: 08/29
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00PM
    MC: Claire
    DJ: Vanessa
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Francine
    Module: Library/Library Orientation
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): COMPLETELY out of 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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 30

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Because me and Claire are still getting our bearings, the class didn’t feel as organic as it could’ve or should’ve been. Despite that, everyone was totally engaged and the content seemed to stimulate minds and posed challenges. We had two newcomers and they fit right in with the rest of the class! (Welcome Juana and Jacky!) The students seemed to struggle with dictation, but this was in part due to the chattiness of this particular group. MC Claire did a great job leading, but progression dictation lost its way a bit down the line. In hindsight, we decided that because the students tend to get overwhelmed easily during this section of the class we would improve DP for next time. Also, there were no loyalty cards whatsoever and I had to scramble to print more during actual class time, which left our shadower Francine to do the heavy lifting in my place. I slightly replenished them for next class, but I’m really hoping people will remember to replace them or at least leave the one sheet in the folder to make copies from.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  Vanessa Soza.
    #10420

    Claire Meyer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: scheduling shenanigans
    Date of Class:August 30th, 2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Vanessa
    DJ: Claire
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Daniel, Jayson
    Module: what do you do?
    How Many Learners: 16
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): there were no loyalty cards where there were supposed to be

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    – we gave context to the dictation
    – we gave the students a few challenges, and though they protested/panicked a bit at first, we encouraged them to just push through it

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