Midland Library – Summer 2018

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  • #10439

    Erin Brewer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Back to school
    Date of Class: 09/05/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm-7:30pm
    MC: Melissa
    DJ: Erin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: N/A
    Module: School System
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): OK

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 38

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

    This was a great class! After the alphabet sheets and the yell n spell, we did a dictation progression using school terms like “elementary school”, “middle school”, and “high school”, as well as using ordinal numbers to describe grade levels. We also did a document search with a school supply list, and practiced a dialogue about the school supply list. We played a game of school supply bingo and the learners loved it! We did a round robin at the end using a highlighter and a backpack to talk about what the items were called. Melissa said that the thing she would have changed would be to bring prizes for bingo next time. I thought the class went really well – there were two learners who had never attended a class there before and it was really cool to see how welcoming and helpful the other students were towards them.

    #10440

    Claire Meyer
    Participant

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    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) =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

    Total Score:

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    -good flow to the lesson
    -could have circulated more items at once during “this is an apple”

    #10441

    Claire Meyer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: festival of nations
    Date of Class: September 6th, 2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Claire
    DJ: Christina
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module: happy holidays
    How Many Learners: 15
    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) = 7
    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

    Total Score:

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    -good flow to the lesson
    -could have circulated more items at once during “this is an apple”

    #10457

    Melissa Stocking
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: Step Right Up
    Date of Class: 9/13/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Melissa (Daniel Dress Rehearsal)
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Society & Culture
    How Many Learners: 9
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Daniel’s dress rehearsal and the lesson revolved around the upcoming Festival of Nations in the Midway area. Daniel used the event flyer and a video in the lesson. There were 2 new learners. We took a little more time to debrief the dress rehearsal, which overall was quite smooth.

    #10458

    laurel evans
    Participant

    Lesson Title: school is cool
    Date of Class: September 12th, 2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Erin
    DJ: Laurel
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Alondra
    Module: what do you do?
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 7
    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) = 9

    Total Score: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    This location is slightly difficult to teach. There are usually a high volume of students at each lesson and there are a few people who like to talk a lot and get other students (and teachers) off track, and there are a number of students who aren’t very willing to participate. The MC seemed to take these things in stride however and the lesson went fantastically. We had one activity that we had to scrap because it didn’t work out with the group.

    #10464

    Erin Brewer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Back to School: College Version
    Date of Class: 09/19/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 06:00pm-07:30pm
    MC: Laurel
    DJ: Erin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Alondra
    Module: Back to School
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): OK

    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) = 9
    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: 44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was a challenging class! Laurel was running late due to taking a wrong turn on accident (and notified me via text before class started), so I started the lesson on time by doing the Alphabet Sheets until she arrived at about 6:10. Laurel said that she had a hard time because she had to jump right in after the class had already started, and she also said that the number of learners was more than she was expecting. I thought she did a great job stepping up to the plate and taking over the class once she arrived – I know that those circumstances would stress me out if I were the MC, but I could not tell that she was frazzled or stressed during the class. She had a great attitude for the duration of the class. We continued with the Yell n Spell, and then moved on to a dictation progression of the lesson title and a dialogue about financial aid. We practiced reading the dialogue together as a class. Laurel brought in a copy of her own college class schedule, and we did a document search with times as well as vocabulary words and class titles. Next, we did a dictation progression of a dialogue about textbooks that Laurel brought into the class – this was my favorite part of the class, because she brought in a variety of textbooks, including new and used ones as well as a wide range of topics. Then we practiced the dialogue as a class, going around the room. We ended with a dictation progression of a list of steps to enroll, which Laurel pulled from the Portland Community College website on her laptop. Alondra thought that one thing that could have gone better would be to mix up the seating arrangement – the room was pretty clearly divided between the Spanish learners and the Vietnamese learners, and she thought the class could benefit from mixing up the groups, which Laurel and I both agreed with. I thought that it would have been helpful to go over more vocabulary for the students before practicing the dialogues, due to the wide range of language levels at this location. We all enjoyed the formal topic of the lesson, and thought it was very relevant to the lives of students who may wish to enroll in college. I also brought in a tongue twister for one of the advanced level students – he was practicing one at the end of the last class, and I think he enjoyed seeing a new one, as it is helping his pronunciation and it’s silly and fun. I’ll probably bring in another one for him next week if I am scheduled at Midland again. Overall, I think we all learned a lot from this class – both learners and teachers.

    #10469

    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Fun in the Sun
    Date of Class: September 20
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:30
    MC: Qrysi
    DJ: Daniel
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: None
    Module: Culture
    How Many Learners: 16
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): all good

    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) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    A big class with many engaged learners and one new student.
    Lots of laughing during alphabet sheet and yell & spell – students helped each other out a lot!
    We talked about fairs and festivals.
    High energy, fast-moving and fun!

    #10479

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Pack Your Backpack for Back to School
    Date of Class: 9/26/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maueen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Elizabeth M.
    Module: Back to School
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    We need 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) = 7
    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) = 5

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be thorough) This was the first time I have taught at Midland in a long long time, so I didn’t know how many learners would show up, but when I was at the library earlier printing out documents, a staff member told me the classes were quite popular. 10 learners showed up. Three of them were there for the first time. I couldn’t find an updated schedule of classes at the library to hand out to learners who wanted it. The class was fun and dynamic with learners seemingly enjoying passing around items to fill a backpack for back to school after writing a handful of sentences about PPS and American schools in general. Elizabeth was very helpful and wove into the procedure of the class seamlessly. She thought the class was only an hour long and had to leave right away for an appointment, so we did not have an after-class chat. I hope those learners who wanted schedules of the classes come back. They seemed to enjoy the class very much and were quick to thank us for teaching immediately after. The PPT box is SO heavy and bursting with papers!!! I weeded out old loyalty cards and hope to clean out the box very soon before someone breaks their back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

    #10490

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall
    Date of Class: 9/27/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6- 7:30pm
    MC: Erin
    DJ: Ashley
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Rachel, Laura, Marisol
    Module: Happy Holidays
    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) = 9
    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 9

    Total Score: 47

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

    – Alphabet listen & point
    – Names yell and spell
    – Wrote down title of the lesson
    – Viewed handout of images of the seasons
    – Dictation with 8 words/phrases
    – Listen & do with 7 actions
    – Dictation progress with 2 sentences
    – Round robin with question and response
    – Listen & point with Word cloud
    – Ate cookies and drank apple cider

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