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    Zadok Taylor
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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):

    #10494

    Vanessa Soza
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Let’s Ride the Bus
    Date of Class: 10/01/2018
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2:00pm
    MC: Amanda
    DJ: Vanessa
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Catrina
    Module: Tri-Met/Getting Around
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Low on Self-Evaluation sheets, no loyalty card 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) = 6
    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): As always, Amanda is one of best teachers in PPT. I always learn so much from her. She’s awesome at keeping the class engaged, makes us all laugh, is on point in every way, and is SO OPEN to constructive criticism. All in all, a great class!

    #10500

    Francine Talla
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Quick, Call 9-1-1
    Date of Class: 10/3/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 1400 -1530
    MC: Vanessa
    DJ: Francine
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Anne, Sam, Catrina
    Module: Community safety
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): No Loyalty cards, no Self- evaluation sheet

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    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) = 8

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The lesson was well structured and the main theme “calling 911 and the non-emergency number” was useful and well understood by the learners.

    #10508

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: This is my stop!
    Date of Class: 10/8/2018
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Francine T.
    DJ: Maureen R.
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Alex
    Module: Trimet
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    great! had to make some more copies of self-evaluation sheets
    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) = 4
    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) = 6

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Sam’s dress rehearsal. he said beforehand that he was nervous, but it didn’t show and he did a fantastic job! A few learners trickled in after class started and I wondered whether to alert Sam to welcome them by having them spell their names and risk losing the flow of the class. With four teachers in the class, we were able to do a lot of one-on-one. The learners were all helping each other and a very intimate seating arrangement lent itself to cooperation. There was a heavy Russian presence in the class which was terrific to see. After class chat was constructive and illuminating–we chatted about the program and what we thought of the class today. Other than a few minor bumps and practice needed, specifically with whole-part-whole, Sam is on his way to being a pro-status facilitator whose attentive care for our wonderful learners is evident!

    #10511

    Lesson Title: Let’s go to the polls
    Date of Class: 10/10/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2 pm.
    MC: Amanda
    DJ: May
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy, Caitlin, Kenadi
    Module: Community Safety (Voting)
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today was Anne’s dress rehearsal. She was great with her preparation. Even though the class was big and mixed the levels, she could lead the class very well. We were busy to help our learners. We also played a crossword game in a class. The words came from the lesson’s today.

    #10519

    Anne Ternes
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Lock your doors
    Date of Class: Oct 15 2018
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Francine
    DJ: Anne
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Marisol
    Module: Tri-met
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): all good

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

    Total Score: 39
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a good, jovial class. It was Marisol’s 4 shadow and she did very well. There was scheduling confusion with that library that should be fixed. We were short on copies for the Seek and Find activities but everyone enjoyed sharing and treated it as a game, it was very successful.

    #10559

    Samuel Ballas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Don’t let your bike get stolen!
    Date of Class: Oct 17 2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Amanda
    DJ: Samuel
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Community Safety
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): all good

    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): all good

    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) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 42
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a good, jovial class. The class was active and engaged. Amanda quickly made copies of the “Bike theft word cloud” listen and point during a transitional period. Amanda and Judy were professional and personable. The class was successful.

    #10571

    Francine Talla
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Would you like to use your snap?
    Date of Class: 10/22/2018
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 1400-1530
    MC: Sam
    DJ: Francine
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: None
    Module: Community Safety
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Everything is good!

    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) =4
    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: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started the lesson in a new room and were helped by the library staff to bring in confused learners about the location which went smoothly. The lesson plan was well structured and very informative (food stamps or SNAP). The learners were engaged, laughing and hilarious especially with an expression involving “money and honey” .

    #10579

    Erin Brewer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Where is that book?
    Date of Class: 10/24/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:00pm-3:30pm
    MC: Anne
    DJ: Erin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Richard
    Module: Health & Social Services
    How Many Learners: 10
    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) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    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) = 8
    Total Score: 41
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There was a challenge with today’s class, as there was no room available to hold class due to a scheduling issue at the library. However, Anne was prepared as Zadok and Patrik had made sure that we were all aware of this ahead of time, so we spent the majority of class doing a library scavenger hunt! We did start with the alphabet listen and point, and did do the yell n spell (albeit quietly). Then we moved on to the scavenger hunt, with students working in small groups. We thought that maybe this would have been a better challenge had we assigned the groups, so that we could mix up the language levels and well as having people who spoke different native languages working together. Overall though, this was a very fun activity! The more advanced students seemed to feel accomplished at being able to finish the scavenger hunt on their own, and I stuck with the same group of beginner level Spanish speakers the entire time. I really liked that not only were we to find specific things around the library, like the closing time, things on the events calendar, and books by a certain author, but also that there were things we needed to ask the librarian. My favorite part of the lesson was talking to the librarian, and asking them a question, and then having each learner in that group ask them the same question, so they knew that they could use a librarian as a friendly resource if they had questions at the library. I thought that Anne did a great job of staying on track and keeping the class together and engaged, especially considering some disruptive circumstances. Also, this was Richard’s first shadowing experience! We went over the general idea of how a class works, and also went over the DJ and MC responsibilities. He is a former teacher so we definitely encouraged him to stick with the program and get into teaching. I think he had a great experience and I know that I did. Great class!

    #10596

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Let’s Get Spooky!
    Date of Class: 10/29/18
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Francine
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: happy Holidays!
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    good
    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) = 6
    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

    Total Score: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Francine dictated sentences which she edited on the fly to accommodate several low-level learners. She shared both the recipe and the pumpkin cake she made which was delicious. There was an older Russian gentleman who needed a LOT of support–not sure if he is completely literate in his native language. He struggled a lot with listen and point and was completely lost during sentence dictation. I wrote down the sentences for him to copy and showed him photos on my phone of the nouns we used such as jack-o-lanterns and ghosts. We discovered during Round Robin that there was very little interest in going trick-or-treating or with wearing a costume for Halloween.

    #10600

    Lesson Title: Going to the polling station to vote!
    Date of Class: 10/31/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2 – 3.30 pm.
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: May
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Election 2018 (Voting)
    How Many Learners: 5
    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7
    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a small class today. As a result, learners were fun to work with each other. Daniel did well for preparing materials to teach in the class. Because there were five learners, we could manage our class and learners to go along very well. We also went out to see a polling place in a library.

    #10607

    Francine Talla
    Participant

    Lesson Title: November is National Native American Heritage Month
    Date of Class: 11/5/2018
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class: 1400-1530
    MC: Anne
    DJ: Francine
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: None
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Looks 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) = 8
    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) = 8

    Total Score: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The Lesson was really interesting and the learners were engaged and laughing profusely. We learned about different instruments and made some healthy noise :) We finished with a well coordinated Powwow dance around the room.

    #10614

    Lesson Title: How did you get here?
    Date of Class: 11/7/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2 pm.
    MC: Sam
    DJ: May
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: special Trimet curriculum
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): need alphabet 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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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): There were three learners who are new today. However, they could adjust with the class and other learners fast. Today, we did the Trimet survey, and Sam made the survey to follow easily. Learners were fun to do it. The survey also made an opportunity for learners to share their life to each other.

    #10622

    Francine Talla
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Yesterday was Veterans Day, but we’re celebrating today.
    Date of Class: 11/12/2018
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 1400-1530
    MC: Anne
    DJ: Francine
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module: Fall holidays
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): alphabet sheets

    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) = 6
    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) = 8

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    The MC chose a great lesson plan to celebrate Veterans Day on the day Veterans Day was observed incorporating a history about Veterans Day, a poem by John McCrae “in Flanders Field”. The lesson was dynamic and the 3 new learners were engaged even though each had a different pace. Anne handmade some beautiful poppies which were passed around the class during the round- robin which made it a creative and a fun activity for learners. A learner brought some food and share it with a class to add to the celebration!

    #10634

    Lesson Title:What did you do last week?
    Date of Class: 11/14/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2-3.30 pm.
    MC: Sam
    DJ: May
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Special Trimet curriculum
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There were two new learners today. They could go along with other people very well. We did a survey from PSU. It was so much fun for them. Some people who were beginner seemed to struggle with some topics. For example, special shopping parts seemed to be confused because we did not know it included clothes or only appliances. However, the learners were fun and engaged with other topics such as entertainment. The survey showed that they all went to work and school often, so they could discuss about their results in the survey.

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