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  • #11097

    Zadok Taylor
    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:
    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):

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    #11065

    Janet Gallagher
    Participant

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: What is Your Job?
    Date of Class: Apr 01, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: JanetLaUnica!
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Numbers
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): need ABC sheets

    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) = 6
    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): Janet led a lesson about ordinal numbers and calendar dates. Three learners were present.

    #11085

    Ainhoa Woodley
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Minimum Wage in Oregon
    Date of Class: 4-2-19
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 11AM
    MC: Zadok
    DJ: AinhoaAdventurousSommelier
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Worker Rights
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 2
    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) =6
    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): We went through the alphabet sheet and our names, and then we went over a worksheet about Oregon’s increasing minimum wage. This included a graph showcasing the wage increase, as well as an article describing the wage on the back.

    #11087

    Janet Gallagher
    Participant

    Hello! My name is Little Brother, and I’m here helping make things here at PPT easier!

    Here’s your forum post! Please copy and paste this into the PPT Forum!

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Navigating Portland’s Neighborhoods
    Date of Class: Apr 05, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: KelinCatloverTeacher
    DJ: JanetLaUnica!
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    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): Kelin led a lesson around maps and the various Portland neighborhoods. After a game of NEWS, everyone was laughing. (Lots of interruptions and changes during this lesson…Kelin rolled with it like a pro!)

    #11089

    BroniagoBioChar
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Recycle this, not that !!!
    Date of Class: 06 Apr 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 am
    MC: EstefaniaVenturera
    DJ: BroniagoBioChar
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Josué
    Module: Working, with instruction
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Loyalty cards at stage critical !!

    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) = 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) = 4

    Two learners arrived early, and they and Estefanía and I had some nice small‐talk and reconnecting, as theses are learners that we both know well. At 11:30, Estefanía led alphabet listen‐and‐point, including some really great work around H‑X‑S that I was surprised to be so challenging for speakers of these learners’ languages. I hope to incorporate more X‑S work when I MC with speakers of these languages in future: thanks Estefanía!! Next, we did yell‐and‐spell, then Estefanía dictated a vocab list of words (and some multi‐word terms [eg curbside pick‐up, can’t remember the others, but only one, two, and three word vocab items]) related to the default waste sorting categories assigned to single family residential Waste Management customers by the City of Portland and available to other Waste Management customers in Portland city limits by property owner’s request: trash, commingled recycling, compost, glass recycling, and motor vehicle motor oil. A family of two learners arrived. We went over names, allowing the new learners to spell their names. One of the names had a consonant cluster which was a challenge to pronounce, which I super enjoyed. Later I was talking to the learners about an English word with five consonants and one vowel, I can’t remember what it was, but it was like trusts. I think all those ‑sts ‑sks ‑exts English word endings are good to have fun with with learners, giving time to develop new muscle memories for the speech apparatus and slowing down to glide between consonants without interveenning vowel sounds. Learning a new sound system after childhood takes So. Much. Time! but it can be so much fun and so rewarding when presented in a fun non‐shaming way. Anyway, we watched a video about what curbside bin to throw things in, which I found very upsetting. Didn’t the City of Portland say we could put those clear hard plastic restaurant clam‐shell take‐out containers in commingled recycling just a couple years ago ? Now this video is saying that is trash, but grain milk cartons can go in commingled, which is great news to me that I didn’t know. So many plastic things have a minimum ounce volume to be acceptable, and the example in the video was labelled in millilitres, but the rules are in ounces ! I think this system is super frustrating and inaccessible !

    Three more learners came and had the opportunity to spell their names, including two learners who were friends with each other. Estefanía dictated some more items. Then we did a wordfind on a Waste Management flyer about what is accepted in which bin. Then Josué arrived as a guest and we spelled some names. One of the most recently arrived learners was hardly enraged at all, other than spelling their name, and cajoling their friend, the, learner they came with, to leave. They left after 20 minutes but the friend stayed and was highly engaged, until having to leave a few minutes early to go to work. They were very apologetic for leaving and there was a great warm and strong connection with that learner. Throughout the 90 minutes, both engagement and connection ranged from very very high to almost no engagement and almost no connection, depending on the learner.

    As a callback to watching the video twice, we did an activity of Estefanía naming packaging and everyone having a chance to guess if it would go in the curbside trash or the curbside recycling. Then Estefanía dictated a mini‐dialoguegh about what day our recycling is picked‐up curbside in Portland. We went around the room, acting out the dialog, with all facilitators, learners, and our guest both asking and answering all the questions, repeating the dialog twice per person, once as the asker and once as the respondent. Then a learner led a spontaneous conversation about options for plastic film, other than curbside garbage, like collecting plastic bags and taking them to a store that accepts them. The conversation moved to why different drinks have or don’t have Oregon container deposit: carbonated or not, alcoholic or not, real juice or fruit flavored with sugar… The rules change depending on size, for example, small real juice containers have deposit, while a larger container of the same juice wouldn’t. Yet, the same‐sized large container of plain still water would, but that size of uncarbonated fruit‐flavored drink wouldn’t, but add carbonation to the same exact flavor of drink in the same size, and it would. I worry this system is neither very accessible. By this time, it was 1:00, so Estefanía had me take attendance, as we didn’t know where the loyalty cards were. I was able to transfer my notes to the loyalty cards later. I was hoping Josué and the learner who is an amigx of P*P*T could stay for reflection and Spanish learning space, which begins in the same room at 1:00. Our amigx, Josué, Estefanía, the family of two learners, and I all stayed and we all talked about our pluses and deltas for the English time we had had together. Then Estefanía and I made a plan to complete the self eval portion of the reflection over text message as Estefanía was leaving, and I facilitated the Spanish space with our amigx, the family of two, Josué, IanLankyLobo, and myself until 2:00. pretty eventful day

    #11108

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Tools with Rony
    Date of Class: Apr 03, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Working with Negotiation
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): this was kind of awesome, as one of the learners who knows a lot about tools showed us how to do so many things.. we worked with a ciricular saw, and painting stuff. it was really great! He took the lead, and got to show off, and his English was good too.

    #11141

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Where would you go, and whom might you know?
    Date of Class: Apr 08, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: BroniagoBioChar
    DJ: ZadokTóngzhì
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Workplace etiquette
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Absolutely swimming in loyalty cards. No worries whatsoever.

    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) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 10
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Santi lead a really energetic class, and lead a really good exercise for “v” practice.

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    #11142

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: The city we live in
    Date of Class: Apr 09, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: AshleyCreativeTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Stromwater Management
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): One student was there the entire time but the other 3 students were only there for a portion. I had difficulty catching the two up, who came in 30 minutes before class ended. I think it was an ~okay~ class.

    #11150

    Jane Snyder
    Participant

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Do As I Say, Not as I do
    Date of Class: Nov 04, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: JaneLearnerGranny
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: negociation
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need pencils

    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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Zadok reviewed the acuerdos para reuniones.

    #11156

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Maps
    Date of Class: Apr 12, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Works on a park map of Portland and asked if we had gone to specific parts.

    #11161

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: A conspicuous location
    Date of Class: Apr 15, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Numbers
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need 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) = 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): Worked with the Oregon Minimum Wage poster produced by BOLI

    #11165

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Storm drains in Portland
    Date of Class: Apr 16, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: RachelHappyMaps
    DJ: AshleyCreativeTraveler
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Working with Law
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Rachel led a class about storm drains. Class had 2 lower level learners, 1 intermediate, and 1 higher level learner

    #11173

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Hello! My name is Little Brother, and I’m here helping make things here at PPT easier!

    Here’s your forum post! Please copy and paste this into the PPT Forum!

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Where in the world is Portland, Oregon
    Date of Class: Apr 19, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: HollyWelcomingMagician
    DJ: AshleyCreativeTraveler
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Sofia
    Module: Working with maps
    How Many Learners: 3
    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) = 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): There were 3 learners and 3 facilitators. For a good portion of the class we used a huge, wall size map, to point to the names of different cities, states, and natural lands. Then learners chose a state from a worksheet to spell out the name of the state from its abbreviation.

    #11182

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: immigration myths
    Date of Class: Apr 17, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Sofia
    Module: Immigration Myths
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): thought nobody would come, Sofia and I were chatting a bit, but 30 min in, an old friend and a new one came in, and we practiced mostly pronunciation. I let Sofia take over the end of the class, she’s a natural!

    #11183

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Wax the Floor
    Date of Class: Apr 10, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Floor Cleaning
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 2

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): went over the pictures and language from the floor waxing. Tried to do cinderella at the end, but didn’t work

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