Daniel Yuhas

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  • in reply to: Rockwood Library – Winter 2020 #12136
    Daniel Yuhas
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    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Stand Up and Be Counted
    Date of Class: Mar 02, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: no
    Module: Census 2020
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 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) = 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): We started the class with one learner and ended with six. Not sure why, but students almost always trickle in at Rockwood. All six students were women, which has happened a few times.

    We did dictation and a listen and point on the census, then we pretended to be census workers and interviewed each other.

    Some of the sentences I used for dictation were super long and the students totally rolled with it. Lots of two dollar words in the listen and point, too – redistricting. Even I couldn’t spell questionnaire right on the first try, which was a source of laughter.

    I love so much how consistently and openly the students help each other out here. One of my most fun classes in a while. Yay for everyone!

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Fall 2019 #12122
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Breaking the Mold
    Date of Class: Feb 24, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Healthy home
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Ok

    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) = 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): Lots of dictations, a listen and point, and a little bit of acting’s out about protecting your home against mold.

    We had 5 students today, 3 languages, all regulars. All women, too, which has happened a few times at Rockwood. I love seeing how tightly knit these folks have become and how eager they’re are to help exchanges other out, or to ask each other for help.

    The material was a bit difficult to explain – I’m sure everyone got “moldy bread “but I’m not sure if they all got “moldy house.” At the end I asked if people had questions and one of the students said basically “I have a lot of questions but I don’t know how to ask them “

    It was my first time teaching without a DJ in quite a while and my pacing probably showed it – ended earlier than I intended and couldn’t get the attention back.

    in reply to: King Elementary – Winter 2020 #12112
    Daniel Yuhas
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    Hello! My name is Little Brother, and I’m here helping make things here at PPT easier!

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    Site: King Elementary
    Lesson Title: Save energy in your home
    Date of Class: Feb 19, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: IanLankyLobo
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Saving Energy in your Home
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was Ian’s silent class. He mimed being unable to talk right at the outset and the students just rolled with it from the jump. We started with two students and a third joined us about 20 minutes in.

    The silent class went really well – Ian fed me lines as we went and was even able to modify the lesson as we went along. Lots of laughing, connection and helping. Lots of fun times pronouncing the word “bulb.”

    At the very end of the class one of the students asked why Ian couldn’t talk. It went seamlessly enough that his speech-less-ness just read as recovering from laryngitis. Good work, everyone!

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Winter 2020 #12051
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Who can I call for Help?

    Module: Healthy Home

    What happened?

    We did some dictation and a big listen and point about non-emergency people to call for help. Then a round robin pretending to call 911, and a seek and find actiivity using more of the non-emergency numbers. Lots of questions, lots of laughing. Struggled a bit with how to answer grammatical questions that one learner brought up. Two brand new learners joined us and it was awesome to see how warmly they were welcomed and how the more experienced learners helped them out right away.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Fall 2019 #12011
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: What’s your risk for radon
    Date of Class: Jan 27, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Radon in the home
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Completely out of attendance sheets, though lots of folks just take a photo anyway

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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Lots of dictation, a listen and point, and a round-robin map activity about radon in the home. Not sure how many folks “got it”.

    Lots of laughs and great cross-language helping, which is always awesome at this setting.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Fall 2019 #11802
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Impeachment
    Date of Class: Oct 21, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Powers of Congress
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Out of attendance sheets. Only 5 extra loyalty cards in the tub.

    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) = 4
    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): We talked about the process of impeachment, then watched a video of mulvaney’s “get over it” quid pro quo press conference. Lots of questions and explanations along the way.

    in reply to: Parklane Elementary – Fall 2019 #11772
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Going Bananas About Apples
    Date of Class: Oct 17, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jessica
    Module: Apples
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): aok

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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Six learners this week! Much ado about the various flavors, types, and uses of apples. We had one handout which was a chart about apples and all the activities built around that same core of information – listen and point, dictation, many round robins. Bonus: by the end of class, everyone learned the word for “blank” in English, Russian and Spanish! Much laughing and great engagement.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2019 #11698
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: The Trump Impeachment Inquiry
    Date of Class: Oct 07, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: LauraEnthusiasticTeacher
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module: Powers of Congress
    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) = 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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We talked about impeachment and powers of congress and mixed it up with an exercise break and a map activity. Lots of dictation and lots of round robins.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2019 #11572
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Hello! My name is Little Brother, and I’m here helping make things here at PPT easier!

    Here’s your forum post! Please copy and paste this into the PPT Forum!

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Let’s learn about salmon
    Date of Class: Aug 19, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AidanDynamicTeacher

    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Salmon
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): a o k

    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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We learned all about salmon! Coho salmon, chinook salmon… lots of boisterous students, lots of laughing, some jumping like a fish. Aidan did a great job!

    in reply to: Midland Library – Summer 2019 #11534
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Staying Cool
    Date of Class: Aug 07, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:30 PM
    MC: ClaudiaCuriousTeacher
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need loyalty cards! Need Alphabet Sheets! Need scissors!

    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) = 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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Ten learners, five home languages!

    Lots of dictation and round robins about the heat (ironically, it was an unseasonable 60s outside!), staying hydrated, keeping cool, swimming in the river.

    It was her first time teaching the crew at Midland and Claudia did a bang-up job. Lots and lots of laughing!

    in reply to: MLK Worker Center – Summer 2019 #11385
    Daniel Yuhas
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    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Lock it in
    Date of Class: Jun 21, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We need pencils! And a pencil sharpener!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started class with 2 learners and a third joined us partway in. Listen and point using the bus map, then lots of TPR with the actions that you need to open the bike rack on a tri-met bus. Then a video that used and demonstrated all the TPR words. Giving students small bits of the video transcript to put in order while they watched was a cool trick and it worked great this time!

    Over all, lots of laughing, a fun and engaged class!

    in reply to: MLK Worker Center – Summer 2019 #11361
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: MLK Worker Center
    Lesson Title: Let’s call it untitled!
    Date of Class: Jun 05, 2019
    Time of Class: 11:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: One on one
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Looks good!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started the class with one student, a second student joined after about half an hour, then the first student had to leave early … so lots of reconfiguring what we were doing as the dynamic changed throughout.

    Lots of time for focused attention as we had two teachers and one or two students at a time.

    in reply to: Midland Library – Spring 2019 #11311
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: State Parks Near Portland
    Date of Class: May 16, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: The Great Outdoors
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Low on 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) = 9
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 9
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 9
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 10

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Rachel had a family emergency but emailed Daniel the lesson plan ahead of time. Only four learners this week so a smaller than usual group for Midland – an opportunity to be a bit more informal and provide some more one-on-one attention where needed.

    The lesson plan was about State Parks near Portland and we learned lots and lots about State Parks!

    in reply to: Midland Library – Spring 2019 #11278
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Teachers’ Union Walkout
    Date of Class: May 09, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MelissaPatientParalegal
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jean
    Module: Labor Unions
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): AOK

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 9
    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) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A happy coincidence that today’s class was on the day of the teachers’ walkout!

    We talked about the Portland Public School teachers’ walkout, labor unions, and both teachers and students practiced “walking out” of the class!

    We used an audio clip from an OPB news story about the teachers’ labor concerns, and having students raise their hands whenever they heard the word “union” was a great attention trick!

    in reply to: Midland Library – Spring 2019 #11171
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: trees to plant
    Date of Class: Apr 18, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:30 PM
    MC: RachelHappyMaps
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Local Flora
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): One student card was missing, and watch out for missing language on the back of one card!

    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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): High energy class with lots of engaged learners. At least 7 home languages in the room among 13 students! Lots of laughing and joking as we talked about which trees are less than awesome for planting in Oregon. Nice work!

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