Midland Library – Winter 2017

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  • #8357
    Zadok Taylor
    Spectator

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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
    Day of Class:
    Time of Class:
    MC:
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score:

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    #8405
    Whiley Rubin
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Know Your Rights
    Date of Class: February 2, 2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Luke
    DJ: Whiley
    Assistants: Ivy, Ashlyn, Krysie, Colleen, Nikki, Kelly
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 10

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There were 2 learners and lots of assistants and facilitators, which allowed us to go in depth with the material since they were both high level learners. Learners were engaged throughout the whole lesson!

    #8410
    Maureen Riggs
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Know your Rights
    Date of Class: 2/2/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: MarcFriendly Teacher
    DJ: MaureenSeaStarTeacher
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 1
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Need more (current, updated) Attendance sheets
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    sketchy weather forcast and political uneasiness may have been factors for low attendance. There was only one learner who received a 4 on one private lesson! This was Marc’s Gentle Intervention and he utilized Patrik’s tips as he guided the single very low-level learner through a continuously tweaked lesson which was further honed as this learner showed signs of both understanding and not understanding. Marc patiently used repetition, modeling and instant positive feedback to encourage learner. The class was a great example of how to tailor a lesson off the cuff.

    #8436
    Marc Czornij
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Plant A Tree, Hug A Tree
    Date of Class: 2-9-17
    Day of Class: Thurs
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Marc C
    Assistants: Linda, Deborah, Sara, Ivy
    Module: Tree Hugger
    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) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    Focused on PDX heritage trees inc catalpa, european beech, and tulip. Activities inc alpha listen and point; yell and spell; dictation; round robin. And Maureen brought banana bread!

    #8455
    Whiley Rubin
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Oregon Health Plan Part 2
    Date of Class: February 15, 2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Luke
    DJ: Whiley
    Assistants: Ivy, Kelly
    Module: Oregon Health Place
    How Many Learners: 10
    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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There were many new learners and lots of languages in today’s class! The learners were very engaged and helped each other lots and were eager to explain their own definitions of many new vocabulary words. We ended with a lightning speed game of the dialogue dictation, which left everyone laughing!

    #8470
    Marc Czornij
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Plant a Tree, Hug a Tree
    Date of Class: 2-16-17
    Day of Class: Thurs
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Marc C
    Assistants: Ivy, Linda
    Module: Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    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):

    Smaller class, but it was super rainy and nasty. We focused on douglas fir trees and played a guessing game about how old a tree was based on its rings – it was really fun, and evoked some great laughs! I introduced the flyer for the 2-25 ELA and invited everyone and then passed out some cool stickers and buttons that Next Adventure gave me, which was a big hit.

    #8479
    Luke Young
    Spectator

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    Lesson Title: What does OHP Stand For?
    Date of Class: 2/08/2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Whiley Rubin
    DJ: Luke Young
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: OHP
    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) = 4
    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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 25

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Whiley taught a unit on OHP

    #8487
    Luke Young
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: an apple a day keeps the doctor away
    Date of Class: 02/22/2017
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Whiley Rubin
    DJ: Luke Young
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: OHP
    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) = 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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): WHILEY TAUGHT AN AMAZING CLASS!

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    #8500
    Maureen Riggs
    Spectator

    Module: Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Marc MC’ed the class with two guests, not including Ashlyn–Jenny from Friends of Trees and Nathan from Trimet. Dictated sentences had to do with tree planting and community involvement to get learners excited about the upcoming ESL Tree Planting “field trip” on Saturday. Round Robin included a dialogue about whether or not each learner has planted a tree and it was fun to guess who has and who has not planted a tree. Marc handed out stickers and pins and reminded the learners about the Tree Planting!!!

    #8513

    Lesson Title: Renter’s Rights
    Date of Class: 3/1/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Luke
    DJ: Colleen
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Renter’s Rights
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): plenty of everything

    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) = 7

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class started a bit late in order to introduce and hear from a community member, who was invited to talk about two events coming up: the dance party at East Portland Community Center on March 17 and a community gardening opportunity at Vestal School on March 18. After the regular parts of the lesson, Luke did a dictation with important words regarding renter’s rights. This group had a range of learning levels, including one learner who is at the very beginning of writing and one who is near fluent – this made the pace a bit challenging. Also due to the timing being off, Luke didn’t get to do the two most dynamic parts of the lesson – a conversation dictation and a video clip from the musical, RENT. Even so, learners seemed glad to have attended class!

    #8517
    Marc Czornij
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: The Northern Pigmy Owls is a Diurnal Bird
    Date of Class: 3-2-17
    Day of Class: Thurs
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Marc C
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Birds on the Wing
    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) = 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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    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):

    Great group of leaners – lots of helping one another out! We watched a video about Northern Pygmy Owls in Forest Park and passed around a little owl cut-out.

    #8533
    Whiley Rubin
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Renter’s Rights
    Date of Class: March 8, 2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 7PM
    MC: Luke
    DJ: Whiley
    Assistants: Ivy, Leanna, Joe, Zoe, Sara
    Module: Renter’s Rights
    How Many Learners: 8
    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) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There were lots of assistants to help, so we matched a learner or two with their own personal helper. The class was very lively and everyone was chatting and asking questions during any time spent waiting. Luke finished the lesson by showing a song from the movie RENT, which had a lot of the keywords we had been learning throughout the lesson.

    #8539
    Malee Kenworthy
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: The Bird is the Word
    Date of Class: 3/9/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm-7:30pm
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Malee
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: ?
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Alphabet Sheets, names, dictation, round robin, This is a_ Western Scrub Jay, Song Sparrow, House Finch and a diagram: parts of a bird

    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): 10 learners showed up, we went through the alphabet sheet, we did names, the round robin, This is A…. then we started going over a diagram detailing the parts of a bird but were unable to finish the whole thing.

    #8550
    Maureen Riggs
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Renter’s Rights
    Date of Class: 3/15/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Luke
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants: Linda
    Module: Renter’s Rights
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    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: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Tonight was Luke’s “Gentile Intervention” so Patrik was there to point out areas where Luke could improve his technique and materials while he facilitated the class. Luke dictated sentences for the learners to replicate that had to do with getting their deposits back from a landlord. Learners’ levels were all over the map and they helped each other while copying the dictated sentences and during the seek and find. After-class chat was illuminating and helpful for both Luke and me and we discussed other ways to execute and fine-tune our lessons and make them conducive to our attendees.

    #8554
    Qrysi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Birds on the Wing
    Date of Class: 3/16/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Malee
    DJ: Krysie
    Assistants: Ivy, Linda, Jill
    Module: Bird on the Wing
    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) =4
    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) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score: 20

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class started and ended on time. The class consisted of mostly the same level learners. The learners wrote down a few sentences and did choral response with that, listen and point with a flyer for the Nadaka Park excursion, listen and do, and round robin with pictures of birds. The class had good energy even though the MC was nervous.

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