Diana Tesh

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  • in reply to: Rockwood Library — Summer 2016 #7634
    Diana Tesh
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    Lesson Title: Straight to the Ballot Box
    Date of Class: 6/13/16
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Estefania
    DJ: Diana
    Assistants: Ramin and Tamara
    Module: Voting rights
    How Many Learners: 7
    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Very engaged class. It was really nice that we had 7 learners and 4 leaders, so everyone got lots of one on one time. Estafania designed a lesson with a nice combination of writing, speaking and TPR activities.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library — Spring 2016 #7524
    Diana Tesh
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Making the Right Call
    Date of Class: 5/16/2016
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Estefania
    DJ: Diana
    Assistants: Ramin
    Module: telephone etiquite
    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) = 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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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):
    Estefania was not feeling well so at Ramin’s suggestion, she made this her first “silent lesson” and Diana did the talking. There were two new learners, a nice-sized group, and well thought-out lesson plan. Things went swimmingly!

    in reply to: Rockwood Library — Spring 2016 #7449
    Diana Tesh
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Bus Stop
    Date of Class: 4/19/2016
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Patrik m
    DJ: Diana T
    Assistants: Maria (shadowing)
    Module: TriMet
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): none

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

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): One new-comer and a couple people who had not been there for a long time. Sort of a quiet/low key group since many did not know each other. Had just one Trimet map to share and trace where different Max lines run to and from. Lots of dictation progression practice.

    in reply to: Beaverton Library – Spring 2016 #7445
    Diana Tesh
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: the picture of health
    Date of Class: 4/16/16
    Day of Class: saturday
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Estafania Z
    DJ: Diana T
    Assistants: Liana and Jessica (?)
    Module: Nutrition
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 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

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Participants from 4 different continents and all levels of English. It was good to have 2 assistants. One new person. Estafania had pictures of all the foods we talked about, which helped with comprehension. She lost internet access and wasn’t able to show the video she’d planned, but seamlessly rolled into another activity instead. It seemed like the class started out sort of subdued but energy picked up as the 90 minutes went on. Ended on a good note with discussion about people’s favorite foods.

    in reply to: Irvington – Spring 2016 #7405
    Diana Tesh
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: TriMet
    Date of Class: 4/5/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Tony Miller
    DJ: Diana Tesh
    Assistants:
    Module: TriMet
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: 4
    Technique: 5
    Engagement: 5
    Connection: 5
    Poise: 6
    Reflection: 7

    Total Score: 32

    Comments: It was a pretty laid-back class, all regular students. 3 had completely filled in their loyalty cards and we started new ones for them. Most of the class seemed to know each other and there was lots of joking and teasing (mostly in Spanish, unfortunately).

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Winter 2016 #7280
    Diana Tesh
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Tight-Knit Family
    Date of Class: 3/8/2016
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30PM
    MC: Arien
    DJ: Diana
    Assistants:
    Module: Family
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): need more evaluation sheets

    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) = 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): This was Arien’s second “silent” class so he mimed everything to the DJ, who “translated” into spoken English. It was sort of funny and sort of awkward. The class started with 4 learners who were very engaged (except for a phone call one person took outside of the room). About 2/3 of the way through, 2 additional learners showed up, with low-beginning English skills, which caused us to miss a couple beats. We tried to include them in the last part of the class, but they never really fully integrated in the group. Fortunately, they seem motivated to try again. Both stayed for 30 minutes after class and we spent some time explaining the schedule and where they could go for additional classes at times/days that met their schedules. They were concerned their English skills were not good enough and I encouraged them to come again, at the beginning of class, when we can tailor things more to their needs. Hope we see them again.

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