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Maureen Riggs

Site: Oliver Elementary
Lesson Title: The United States is a primary battleground
Date of Class: Mar 10, 2020
Time of Class: 9:30 AM
MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
Module: primaries and caucuses
How Many Learners: 3
Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

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) = 7

What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I dictated sentences about the number of delegates candidates needed to win the nominations. Left the learners guessing what the “battleground” term meant until they used their translation apps and understood when I mimed a battle of words and wills. We colored in states on a map of the U.S. highlighting where each candidate was from. They enjoy learning more about the states that comprise the U.S. and where they’re situated in relation to each other. The single learner enjoyed getting to know two new learners from Russia. They helped each other a lot and it was nice camaraderie to witness.