Spencer House – Summer 2019

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  • #11410

    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):

    #11411

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Vague
    Date of Class: Jul 08, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: The Library
    How Many Learners: 1
    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) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    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) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Just one student, so we talked about a bunch of stuff with Zadok giving occasional oral correction or phrase translation.

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    #11420

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: It’s the bees knees
    Date of Class: Jul 10, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Busy Bees
    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) = 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) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Folks felt the lesson was kinda hard at points (“mature pea pod” wasn’t as easy a term as originally thought), but folks sounded like they would still like to come back. 2 new learners that are on vacation visiting a long time learner, and 1 new learner who is a resident.

    #11443

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: The Cultural Pass to Adventure
    Date of Class: Jul 15, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Libraries
    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) = 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) = 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): Talked about the various locations folks can go for free in the Portland area via the Cultural Pass at the Washington County libraries. We also talked about why or why not folks would like to go to them.

    #11459

    sheng liao
    Participant

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Poor Bees
    Date of Class: Jul 17, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: BettyFunTeacher
    DJ: BettyFunTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Busy Bees
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): could use more alphabet sheet

    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) = 4
    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): Two relatively new learners who are both beginner level, so toned down the dictation sentences. Also noticed not as much connection quite yet between new learners and existing learners.

    #11466

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Oh the places you will go
    Date of Class: Jul 22, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Library
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 4
    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) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): One of the new learners came back! Lesson when off track when I didn’t properly introduce a dialogue, but we got it written down and it was smoother from there.

    #11476

    laurel evans
    Participant

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Busy bees!
    Date of Class: Jul 24, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: LaurelLunaFastRunner
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Busy bees !
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 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) = 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): Class went very well, we only had 2 students so the lesson was very personal and enriching for the students.

    #11490

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: When ICE Comes Knocking
    Date of Class: Jul 29, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 AM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: When ICE Comes Knocking
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 3
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Was going to do a lesson on the library, but was just with two of the long-time students, and we ended up talking about immigration, rights, and what to do if ICE shows up. We downloaded the OR ACLU Mobile Justice App and practiced with it a little bit.

    #11521

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Reasonable Suspicion
    Date of Class: Aug 05, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: El Paso Debrief
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    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): Students wanted to talk about a recent police-ICE collaboration in Iowa. We talked about reasonable suspicion for ICE agents as well as Trump and white nationalism.

    #11529

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Don’t put all your eggs into one basket
    Date of Class: Aug 07, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Chit Chat
    How Many Learners: 1
    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) = 8
    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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We ended up chit chatting about the student’s current life situation with some reflection and phrases.

    #11538

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Won’t you be my neighbor
    Date of Class: Aug 12, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Started with a little birthday celebration, then looked at neighborhoods and streets of Beaverton and ended with Mr. Roger’s intro song.

    #11557

    sheng liao
    Participant

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: master of disguise
    Date of Class: Aug 14, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: BettyFunTeacher
    DJ: BettyFunTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Adaptation
    How Many Learners: 3
    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) = 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) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There were few vocabularies from dictation that wasn’t understood by learners so they looked up the translations at various times. Even then, some understanding was still not fully comprehended on more abstract vocabularies like ‘camouflage’.

    #11567

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Beaverton Welcoming Week
    Date of Class: Aug 19, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Laura
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    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) = 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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Zadok showed up really close to class time and left Laura waiting. He couldn’t print off the materials he needed, so he dictated some of the upcoming events for Beaverton Week. Learners seemed genuinely interested in some of the activities.

    #11571

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: All the little critters
    Date of Class: Aug 21, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Animals Adapt
    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) = 4
    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) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Lots of distractions today, but we did talk about the critters that live in my backyard.

    #11592

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Spencer House
    Lesson Title: Running a red light
    Date of Class: Aug 26, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    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) = 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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Talked about a weird light near a learner’s home to start with

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