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Maureen Riggs

Site: Ventura Park Elementary
Lesson Title: The United States is a primary battleground
Date of Class: Mar 10, 2020
Time of Class: 4:00 PM
MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
Module: primaries and caucuses
How Many Learners: 9
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) = 8
Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
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 only got through a third of the lesson before we were summoned/invited to take part in a multicultural event at the school complete with food and translators. We asked each other questions about multiculturalism and what part our individual cultures plays in out lives. Learners and other participants were asked what they’d like to see at a multicultural night. It was very empowering watching the learners have a voice and advocate for themselves. :)