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  • #8843

    WebMaestr@
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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
    Day of Class:
    Time of Class:
    MC:
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    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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    #8853

    Cecilia Smith
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: Native American People in Oregon
    Date of Class: 5/30/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Mike
    DJ: Cecilia
    Assistants:
    Module: Race in Oregon
    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) = 7
    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: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started class with two learners, and the standard alphabet sheet activity. Then we did Yell and Spell. We dictated the title of today’s lesson – “Native American People in Oregon,” at which point another learner joined. Then we wrote down and dictated facts about Native American tribes in Oregon. The next activity was a dialogue about a powwow at Delta Park that was sent around the room. We did Listen and Point with a sheet about tribes and treaties, and then a word search with tribe names. For the final activity, Mike had learners read sentences from an educational piece about Native Americans.

    #8854

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Streets of Portland
    Date of Class: May 30, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Maureen R.
    DJ: Maureen R.
    Assistants: Judy, Mary
    Module: Race in Oregon
    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) =6
    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) = 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): I used the Willamette Weekly article “Streets of Portland” to identify two opposing sides of Portland’s political aisle. I dictated sentences which defined the “antifa” and the “alt-right,” and passed around photos of these fighting groups for the Round Robin. Although one of the assistants felt the material was too “heavy” and violent for our learners, I felt that they should be informed about what is happening in their city. I also dictated a sentence about Mayor Wheeler’s stance on the violence on our streets. We closed the class with a fun letter tile game where the teams were very evenly matched and competitive about spelling words included in the lesson. We had one new learner who was a bit higher level who was happy to help her classmates with their learning during the difficult sentence dictation.

    #8855

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Streets of Portland
    Date of Class: May 30, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Maureen R.
    DJ: Maureen R.
    Assistants: Judy, Mary
    Module: Race in Oregon
    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) =6
    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) = 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): I used the Willamette Weekly article “Streets of Portland” to identify two opposing sides of Portland’s political aisle. I dictated sentences which defined the “antifa” and the “alt-right,” and passed around photos of these fighting groups for the Round Robin. Although one of the assistants felt the material was too “heavy” and violent for our learners, I felt that they should be informed about what is happening in their city. I also dictated a sentence about Mayor Wheeler’s stance on the violence on our streets. We closed the class with a fun letter tile game where the teams were very evenly matched and competitive about spelling words included in the lesson. We had one new learner who was a bit higher level who was happy to help her classmates with their learning during the difficult sentence dictation.

    #8869

    Lesson Title: Places To Explore
    Date of Class: 06/01/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2:00 pm
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: Maureen
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Yes.

    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) = 5

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    It feels good to be back, the learners cooperated a lot, they like their teacher and the first couple got to the library very early. They were helping a student that was struggling a lot.

    #8873

    Cameron Coval
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What is a Federal Budget
    Date of Class: June 5 2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Cam
    Assistants:
    Module: Federal Budget
    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) = 4
    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 30

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

    -Alphabet sheet
    -Yell and spell
    -Dictation:
    “Today’s lesson is called What is a Federal Budget?”
    “It is the amount of money the government spends each year”
    “billion”
    “military”
    “revenue”
    “The Constitution gives the US Congress power over the budget”
    “By September 30, 2017, all bills must be signed into law”
    -Listen and Point/Here it is: “money” “interest” “billion” “revenue” “transportation” “spending”
    -Dictation:
    “The federal budget for 2018 is named Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”

    #8877

    Joe
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What to Say if You Are Being Harassed
    Date of Class: 6/6/17
    Day of Class: Tue.
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Ben
    DJ: Joe
    Assistants: Judy, Kiera, Violet
    Module: Race in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Yes.

    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) = 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: 41

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

    This was Joe’s first outing as DJ, with Judy on hand to assist along with two shadowers. With 6 learners, this allowed for plenty of support and affirmation for all. We began promptly with alphabet sheets (including keyboard image) and transitioned to “Yell and Spell” and dictation of the lesson title. The core of this module was a relevant and timely news video about ways to safely handle harassment in public (in this case, anti-Muslim). Learners dictated the tactics shared in the video, watching several times. Benjamin passed around an educational cartoon the video referenced, and this was used for “Listen and Point.”
    Despite minor disruptions from children present, the class progressed smoothly with a deep and thoughtful reflection among apprentices and assistants. Learners gave one another useful feedback and were eager to advance their individual writing skills as well.

    #8886

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Perfect Picnic in a Portland Park
    Date of Class: 6/9/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants: Julia
    Module: The Great Outdoors
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Gewd

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

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Small class full of regular learners. We did alphabet listen & point, and then dictated lots of fun sentences about Portland Parks with neat facts. The interesting + relatable nature of the sentences led to lots of side conversations, but everyone participated and it was fun/good English practice in our small, friendly group. Next we did a round robin with “Have you ever been to Forest Park?” and we learned no one had! Then we passed around picnic items, such as a Frisbee and badminton. Then a listen and find on a document of picnic random facts, and ended with a competition between learners to spell previously practiced words with scrabble tiles. Good, connected and engaged class.

    #8887

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Places To Explore
    Date of Class: 06/01/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2:00 pm
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: Maureen
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Yes.

    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) = 7

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    We started class with the alphabet sheet with listen and point. We did yell and spell with names. We dictated the title the lesson along with two other sentences about federal budget cuts. We did round robin with question “What is a budget cut?” We did listen and point using a graph of the 2018 federal budget. Learners compared spending of the military compared to spending on education. We dictated 3 sentences about budget cuts. We did listen & point with a chart of every program with an expense change. We dictated 3 more sentences. We watched a video from USA Today of every program experiencing cuts, I read the words on the screen since there was no audio. We did a round robin “Would the budget proposal change education spending?” We ended class with Listen & Do.

    #8888

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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) = 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): We had 5 students, Ceci use the word ready poorly. Brought some signs that say We welcome, all races, all religions etc.
    Good class.

    #8890

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
    Date of Class: 6/13/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2:00
    MC: Joe
    DJ: Zadok
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: Race in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    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) = 8

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Joe brought in a variety of materials on racial discrimination. We did several document searches and practiced some sentences talking about racial discrimination.

    #8894

    Colleen Richardson
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Fairness and equality
    Date of Class: June 13, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Cecilia
    DJ: Colleen
    Assistants:
    Module: Race in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 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: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    We started with just one learner tonight, then a half hour in, a new student arrived. They were quite compatible in their level, which helped with our flow. We had a communication snafu, because Colleen was subbing for Benjamin and didn’t realize it was his night to MC. Cecilia and Colleen communicated same day and Cecilia put together a good lesson plan, with some back-up activities from Colleen. The module, Race in Oregon, has plenty of materials to build on. Cecilia put together activities around Affirmative Action, which provided a lot of useful and relevant vocabulary and the Japanese American Historical Plaza. Both learners expressed appreciation for tonight’s class and plan to return.

    #8900

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Pack it in, Pack it out!
    Date of Class: 6/15/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants: Ben C., Julia K.
    Module: The Great Outdoors
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    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) = 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: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Ashlyn dictated sentences that became a list of 7 “Leave No Trace” principles to remember and abide by such as ‘plan ahead,’ and ‘minimize campfires.’ Learners who finished early were curious about the meanings of some of the sentences, so Ashlyn, Ben and I explained as best we could using tools, props and gestures. A. played a “Leave No Trace” video before and after sentence dictation for more repetition of the dictated words and phrases. We passed around items used during a camping experience such as binoculars, a map and a trash bag. Learners were very energetic and helpful with each other and have worked collaboratively with each other several times before. Great class with lots of laughter centered around the pronunciation of certain words! :)

    #8905

    Cameron Coval
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What are we spending our money on?
    Date of Class: 6/19
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Cam
    Assistants: Trent
    Module: Federal Budget
    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) = 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) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 28

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

    Ashley’s silent class:
    -alphabet sheet
    -yell and spell
    -dictation:
    “Today’s lesson is called, What are we spending our money on?”
    “The 2018 budget includes $54 billion in cuts to federal departments.”
    -dictation and round robin:
    “Which departments will be cut?”
    “A few of them are: Education, Agriculture, and Transportation.”
    -here it is with Trump’s budget proposal bar chart
    -dictation and round robin:
    “Which program sees the biggest budget cut?”
    “The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA”
    “What’s the EPA?”
    “EPA is an agency which protects human health and the environment.”
    -read aloud, here it is with flyer for English classes at Teaching House

    Three lower-level learners today. Learners struggled at first with some of the more complex vocabulary, but one learner was able to use her notes from the previous week to recall how to spell words like “budget” and “cuts.” There was an effective amount of repetition in the lesson plan so that by the end of the class the learners were writing the dictated sentences more quickly.

    #8911

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Black history is American history
    Date of Class: 6/20/17
    Day of Class: Tues
    Time of Class: 2:00-3:30
    MC: Colleen
    DJ: Zadok
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: Race in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Great and so very organized!

    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) = 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) = 8
    Total Score: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Started by doing a document search, watched a video on Juneteenth and practiced writing down the dialogue together, and then went over the welcoming poster. One child was dominating much of the class. Afterclass, we discussed strategies on how to incorporate children into the class and create a better connective environment.

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