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  • #8667

    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):

    #8615

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: #HereToStay
    Date of Class: 4/3/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00
    MC: Zadok
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Taxes
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Loyalty cards

    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) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Meeting confusion this week may be affecting attendance. Should have had a video.

    #8632

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Read my lips: no new taxes
    Date of Class: 04/10/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00om
    MC: Zadok
    DJ: Jessica
    Assistants: n/a
    Module: Taxes
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): LOYALTY CARDS

    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) = 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

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started with the alphabet sheets, then did names, then we did document search with a free tax assistance flyer, Zadok then lead a question answer dictation with the material on the flyer, then we practiced past tense verbs with graphs showing change in tax rates over the past few decades, and we finished by having the student construct their own past tense sentences using the form “used to”.

    #8645

    Jessica Unukur
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Affordable Housing
    Date of Class: 04/12/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 06:00 – 07:30 pm
    MC: Jessica
    DJ:
    Assistants: Daniel, Joe
    Module: Affordable Housing
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): 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) = 5
    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) = 5

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I had two assistants shadowing the class, which was an interesting change since it’s often just me at this location, and also it meant we had as many teachers as students. Near the end we did some more past tense practice, which the students did very well with.

    #8731

    Jessica Unukur
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Filing Your Taxes
    Date of Class: 04/17/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 06:00 – 07:30 pm
    MC: Jessica
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Taxes
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): loyalty cards, alphabet sheets

    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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): While on the topic of tax filing status the students wanted to know the words for different kinds of relationships (marriage, common law marriage, etc.) and I ended up teaching them “friends with benefits” which the entire class loved

    #8732

    Jessica Unukur
    Participant

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 04/19/2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 06:00 – 07:30 pm
    MC: Jessica
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Affordable Housing
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): loyalty cards, alphabet sheets

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    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) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 23

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class went well until the very end, when we finished the activity we were working on with about 7 minutes left, which wasn’t enough to do any of the other activities I had planned. I did some dictation but I wasn’t prepared for it, and it could have gone better.

    #8733

    Jessica Unukur
    Participant

    Lesson Title: There’s One for You Nineteen for Me
    Date of Class: 04/24/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 06:00 – 07:30 pm
    MC: Zadok
    DJ: Jessica
    Assistants:
    Module: Taxes
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): loyalty cards, alphabet sheets

    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) = 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) = 7

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We listened to and dictated the Beatles song Taxman

    #8740

    Jessica Unukur
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Housing Vouchers
    Date of Class: 04/26/2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 06:00 – 07:30 pm
    MC: Jessica
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Affordable Housing
    How Many Learners:3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): alphabet sheets, 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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    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

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A couple weeks ago I had done an activity where the students had to put together scrambled words into sentences, and that had gone over really well, so I tried to improve on the activity a little and it went really well. The students seemed to enjoy it a lot.

    #8748

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Visit Your Local Library
    Date of Class: 5/1/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Zadok
    DJ: Daniel
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Library
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Okay

    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) = 5
    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: 29

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

    We began with having a dinner that was provided by two of the learners. We spoke in English about the ingredients and the preparation of the food. Then we went through the alphabet drills. We used a library pamphlet as material to base our next activity: the word search. We went through the pamphlet and identified words and phrases, especially those that stood out. Then we wrote an email to one of the librarians at the Beaverton Library. We plan to have a field trip to the nearby library in the upcoming weeks. This email was a brief introduction of the class. Those with access the email were encouraged to contact the librarian while copying the instructor as a homework exercise.

    #8758

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Support your local union
    Date of Class: 5/3/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 6:00
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: Zadok
    Assistants: N/a
    Module: Labor Unions
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Hoki doki

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 2
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 3
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 26

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Zadok arrived late. Daniel lead the class through a dictation, and then examined a march. We watched a video on labor unions, answering questions. We ended with a document search on AFSCME.

    #8766

    Daniel Blanchard
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Support Your Local Library
    Date of Class: 05/08/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm-7:30pm
    MC: Jessica
    DJ: Daniel
    Assistants: None
    Module: Education and Governments
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Short on alphabet sheets

    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) = 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: 35

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

    The class began with Jessica leading alphabet sheets as a warm-up. We practiced spelling our names in the first write-it-down exercise, spelling them quickly and naturally. We then began a write-this-down exercise that was in Q and A format. Some of the questions were: Do you have a library card? Do you like to read? What is your favorite book? After each question, each person would repeat it and then write down the answer of the next person. This exercise was especially interesting because it brought out the diversity of the group. Favorite books ranged from Russian classics, to Japanese and Spanish popular novels. We finished the class doing a document search with a library card application sheet.

    #8781

    Jessica Unukur
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What do verbs and labor unions have in common?
    Date of Class: 5/10/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 06:00 – 07:30 pm
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: Jessica
    Assistants:
    Module: Labor Unions
    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) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 30

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We did a cloze using the Joan Baez song Joe Hill which the students really enjoyed and had a lot of success with. One of the students seemed to be a big Joan Baez fan so that was cool too. We finished the class singing the song together which was really fun.

    #8791

    Daniel Blanchard
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A Book Is a Journey
    Date of Class: 05/15/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Jessica
    DJ: Daniel
    Assistants: Joe (Dress Rehearsal)
    Module: Libraries (Education and Governments)
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Alphabet sheets needed (if we get any more students!)

    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We began with alphabet sheet exercises as a quick warm up, and then moved on to name yelling and spelling. Joe led a dictation exercise that focused on theme of day’s lesson. We did a dictation activity that used Joe’s library card. Several of the phrases on the card were spoken out loud and students wrote them down. Following this dictation we did a word/document search with a library card application from Multnomah County Library. We then moved into a separate activity that involved using realia Joe had brought from the library: about 10 books. We went around round-robin style, with question and answer dialogue, identifying the name of the book and then the author. We finished with a dialogue pertaining to library membership guidelines.

    #8810

    Jessica Unukur
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Verbs and Unions in Action
    Date of Class: 05/17/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 06:00 – 07:30 pm
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: Jessica
    Assistants:
    Module: Labor Unions
    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) = 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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 9

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Daniel brought some sports equipment and did an activity where we used it to create sentences – “I throw the ball to her” – the students really enjoyed getting out of their seats and doing something active, and they also really ran with the activity, changing the sentences to things like “I catch the ball” and “she drops the ball” (haha!)

    #8824

    Daniel Blanchard
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Ask a Librarian
    Date of Class: 05/22/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm-7:30pm
    MC: Zadok
    DJ: Daniel
    Assistants: None
    Module: Libraries
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Alphabet sheets needed

    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) = 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: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Zadok prepared a number of questions beforehand for students to ask a real-life librarian. They included, “Do you mind if we record you? When is the library open? What are some of the services available at the library? What is your favorite part of your job?” All Q&A was recorded. Then the group went to a room in the library and began to do a dictation using the recorded dialogue. After this activity, the group began a scavenger hunt for several books that Zadok had picked out beforehand. A list of books was given to the students, with one pair starting at the bottom, and the other at the top. The idea was to have a race to see who could get the most books. This activity involved students interfacing with the library catalogue computers individually, and more or less finding their books on their own. At the end we warmed down by going over call numbers. Unfortunately none of the students expressed an interest in using the library on their own.

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