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  • in reply to: Sherwin William – Fall 2019 #11815
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: Oct 30, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: World Cultures
    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): Fun class today. We delved into the next topic in this series, world cultures. We could spend month on this topic! First we practiced wh-questions and then some tag questions which was great practice. Then to start off the main topic, I laid out an image that was sort of a diagram showing the main themes of what makes culture (food, festivals, clothing, beliefs, values, etc..) We then looked at a word cloud that was a good extension of that diagram (and they love word clouds!) Next, we talked about a few American traditions/holidays like the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus and whether or not they had these fictional figures in their own cultures, or anything similar. Interesting stuff! Last we did a cloze activity about superstitions and I asked them to think of superstitions that they know of from their own cultures that they could share next week. We’ll see if they do their homework!

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Fall 2019 #11814
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Oct 30, 2019
    Time of Class: 12:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: World maps
    How Many Learners: 0
    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) = 1
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 1
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 1
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 1
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 1

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): No learners came today. I know many of them have been working overtime so I’m assuming that may be the reason. I’m sure at least one or 2 will be there next week :)

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Fall 2019 #11792
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: Oct 23, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Cultures of the World
    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) = 4
    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): Another fun class on the books! This is just a hot topic with them and there’s a lot we can do with it- activities have been fun, dynamic and engaging and given their levels and ability to help eachother in their language (they all speak the same one), we can really get into more advanced material that everyone can benefit from. We reviewed a bit from last week and then focused a lot on Wh- questions. I had them make questions out of statments which is such good practice for them all as they have a tendency to leave out the verb and/or articles in a question, or use the wrong structure (so instead of how much does it cost, they’ll say ‘how much it cost’, or instead of where are they from, they’ll say ‘Where they are from’). So, it was really good to work with this grammar point today. We ended with a fun crossword puzzle that they were all super engaged with :)

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Fall 2019 #11790
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: Oct 23, 2019
    Time of Class: 12:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Conversation
    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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 3
    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 learner was on time, we mostly just practiced structured conversation. Then a 2nd learner came in, it was a bit of a challenge to include her as the 1st learner wanted to continue talking about a specific topic and I had to try hard to not make him feel less important while ensuring the other learner felt included- their levels are quite different, with his being a bit higher so it wasn’t easy since we were in a good flow, but it worked out pretty well and after a while he seemed happy to have another learner there to practice with. Then a 3rd (new) learner came at the very very end of class so we brought her in, shared names and then practiced asking each other ‘reasons we want to practice our English’. Hopefully they all come next week, and ideally they all come at the beginning of class… only in a perfect world I suppose ;)

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    in reply to: Sherwin William – Fall 2019 #11765
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: Oct 16, 2019
    Time of Class: 12:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Getting to know you
    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) = 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) = 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): I was happy to have the newest learner come back- he didn’t come the last 2 times so I wondered if he got a different job. Alas, he was on vacation and then sick and said he was so glad to be back and “plans to be here every class until December when we have the next break” Very sweet :) Since it was just him, we pretty much just worked on conversation and past tense. He has a good grasp of the language but really struggles with past tense and pronouns – so we did a lot of writing and speaking.

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Fall 2019 #11764
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: Oct 16, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: World Cultures
    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) = 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) = 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): Good group, great class! We had fun reviewing the names of continents and learning which countries are on which continents. We then did a doc search with countries and their capitals (I learned here too!) Next we did dictation/round robin learning about famous landmarks in a few countries (France/Eifell Tower, USA/Statue of Liberty), etc.. using the phrase ‘(country) is known for (landmark or animals) as in the case of Australia and kangaroos). Lastly, we did a cloze activity with more interesting world facts- this was preparation for a crossword puzzle that we will use next week in an activity.

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11711
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: Oct 09, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: World Cultures
    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) = 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): Good class today! We learned the names of the continents and pointed out various well-known countries on each one. We did a dictation/round robin with interesting facts of each of the continents. We talked about Mongolia and what
    nomadic means and I learned a bit about the Hmong culture/way of life from one of the learners. Overall they seemed very interested and engaged and we will continue with this theme next week :)

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11710
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Oct 09, 2019
    Time of Class: 12:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: World Maps
    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) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 3
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 3
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Well only 1 learner came very late so we didn’t do much. She wanted to tell me about her trip to Las Vegas so that’s what we did :)

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11669
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    I didn’t get the email from little brother for this post even though I submitted attendance so here’s the info (there were no learners anyways so not much to report)

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Oct 02, 2019
    Time of Class: 12:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Timelines
    How Many Learners: 0
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11668
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Oct 02, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: World Cultures
    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) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 3
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 3
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Meh, not the best class back after a break- I was a little off, they seemed tired and it was cold in the building! They were telling me it was even colder in the factory and didn’t seem too happy about it (they have also all been working a lot of overtime so they seemed tired). Also, I had a cool idea to do a module on world cultures, where we’d learn about different customs/traditions of various cultures talking about differences, unique interesting facts, etc.. but the truth is, I didn’t plan very well and got overwhelmed and nervous before the class so I totally ditched and threw together a plan during lunch break. All in all it was fine and I know we’ll get back into the swing of things, it just was one of those ‘not very bueno’ classes- it happens! The cool thing about the class was we did have a few side discussions about issues relevant to them so ultimately I guess having that space every once in a while is totally fine as long as no one is lost- and… no one was :)

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11624
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Sep 11, 2019
    Time of Class: 12:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps/Addresses
    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) = 3
    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) = 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): Just the one newest learner today- he’s super eager to practice conversation so we pretty much did just that in a structured manner (I had him write pretty much everything down and then we practiced little dialogues and such). He is so interesting, I’m glad I’ve had some one on one time to get to know his story a bit more…

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11623
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Sep 11, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Rainforests
    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) = 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): Good last class before a 2 week break. We wrapped up our ‘Amazon on fire’ unit but of course talked about 9/11 a bit as I was sure it would come up. We did a few short dialogues, a cloze activity, practiced some past tense and used images to review animals of the rainforest. :)

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11609
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Sep 04, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Rainforests
    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) = 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): We began with a review of our map indicating where the tropical rainforests are in the world. We practiced ‘Are there rainforests in….”. Next was a fun word cloud that I found with words associated to rainforests. We then did a cloze activity about the Amazon and the importance of it and ended with a dialogue about the current fires happening there. We will continue and also wrap up this topic next week as it’s the last class before our 2 week break.

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11608
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Sep 04, 2019
    Time of Class: 12:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps/Addresses
    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) = 3
    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) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The newest learner came back! It was just him which in a way was nice so I could get to know his level (and him) a bit better. He brought me some gifts from his wife’s business which was so sweet. So we talked about the business a bit and I had him write some sentences down so he could practice talking about it in English. We also worked a bit with pronunciation of Ch/Sh and then reviewed questions from last week. This led into him telling me about his past job as a military police in Colombia. Woah does he have quite a story!! Holy moly. So I also had him write sentences down about that so he could also practice telling his ‘historia’ en ingles :) He said he wished we had more time together. I’m pretty sure he’ll be coming to the class consistently from now on, which is great! We need more in the group :)

    in reply to: Sherwin William – Summer 2019 #11596
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Site: Sherwin Williams
    Lesson Title: n/a
    Date of Class: Aug 28, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: BrookeCompassionateEducator
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Rainforests (Amazon)
    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) = 4
    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) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I decided to work with the topic of Rainforests, particularly the Amazon because, well, it’s on fire and it’s extremely important and devastating :( The learners did not know about the Amazon at all nor that it’s on fire so I’m glad I chose this topic! We didn’t get too much into the details of the fire as I first wanted to introduce some basics so that’s what we did. Some activities included a dictation about the Amazon and how important it is to us, all of us. Then we learned the names of some of the animals found in the forests and also learned a bit about the indigenous people of the Amazon. I’m looking forward to working with this topic for the next few weeks…

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