Rockwood Library — Spring 2016

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  • #7392
    WebMaestrex
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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):

    #7404
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Where’s the next stop?
    Date of Class: 4/5/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Tri-met
    How Many Learners:8 plus 2 translators
    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) =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) =5

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Phew, this class kinda threw me for a loop! I was a little rusty and it’s been a minute since I’ve taught such a low level group! I’d say 7/9 of the learners were at a very beginner level. It was a bit chaotic in the beginning; I was running behind, the room was totally out of order when I got there, there are a ton of cards in the box, etc.. I didn’t have a DJ so I just didn’t have the time to shuffle through the cards. I had everyone write their name on a sheet and I checked off their loyalty cards after they left. There were 2 learners that said they had cards but I could not find them anywhere- I looked thru the stack twice.

    Overall, it was a fine class- it took a lot of energy to make sure everyone was on the same page and I’m glad there were 2 sort of assistants there (translators). Writing skills were pretty low so dictations/dialogues took a while but it was good practice for all. We did a ton of choral repetition and a fun TPR to end!

    #7410

    Lesson Title: Waiting for the Bus
    Date of Class: 4/5/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Maureen, Ramin, Judy, Claudia
    Module: Tri-Met
    How Many Learners: 27!
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Cut up some more loyalty cards

    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 28

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The largest class we’ve ever had at Rockwood! Thank goodness for amazing shadowers helping out and the H format, which works pretty well for keeping folks connected and ease of support for the shadowers/facilitators. Activities themselves a little slow going, but interpersonal connection made the difference. Ended a little late, and updated this report 2 days late.

    #7411

    Lesson Title: In the Pines
    Date of Class: 4/6/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Elana, Ivy, Barbara
    Module: Science, Nature, Tech – Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Ran out of Loyalty cards, need to cut more!

    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    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): As common, small group at the beginning, but continued trickles throughout, ending up with 20.. one person coming late enough that I decided not to count her. This report is one day late. Basically, we passed around branches of cherry, maple, cedar, hemlock and other tree parts.. lively, funny, a little chaotic, and it got a little blocked up around one corner of the room.

    #7418

    Lesson Title:Every buck you make, they’ll be taxing you
    Date of Class: 3/28/2016
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Joseph L
    DJ: Gerardo MD
    Assistants: Tamara
    Module: Taxes
    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) = 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) =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)

    #7419

    Lesson Title: The primary reason for voting
    Date of Class: 4/11/2016
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Joseph L
    DJ: Gerardo MD
    Assistants: Tamara
    Module: 2016 Candidates
    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) = 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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 32

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

    #7421
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “Local Transportation”
    Date of Class: 4/12/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 12-1:30
    MC: Ramin/Claudia
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: Tri-Met
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Ok! we need to reorganize the loyalty cards, they’re not in order

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 2

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was Claudia’s dress rehearsal and for her first time I think she did great. We started with the Alphabet where I demonstrated some techniques how to improve the alphabet sheet. Then we did Yell n Spell, the title of today’s.. Then Round robin. Claudia’s pace was a little bit fast but overall not bad. I suggested and demonstrated some techniques how to approach the round robin. Overall a nice class.

    #7423

    Lesson Title: On The Schedule
    Date of Class: 4/7/16
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Liz
    Module: Talking to the Boss
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Running low on loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    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) = 3

    Total Score: 23

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Group a little smaller than it has been. Language referring to schedules. Because this update is several days late, I don’t remember much of how it went.

    #7426
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Oh, you just missed it!
    Date of Class: 4/12/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: TriMet
    How Many Learners:12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): There are no Loyalty cards left and the green box is quite unorganized and messy. Also, the loyalty card box is very challenging to work with.

    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) =6

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class was pretty big compared to last week and all of a sudden there are more teenagers/young adults showing up than I’ve ever seen.. a couple last week and then like more than half this particular class was younger than 21. Very interesting, there were 2 girls who were pretty chatty and I should have moved them but I didn’t. They were responsive when I asked them to be quiet, and I kind of picked on them during one activity when I realized they weren’t paying attention. It was the most classroom management I’ve had to do in a while! Overall class was fine, I had a good mix of levels and higher level learners were very helpful with the others. It’s tough without a DJ to deal with loyalty cards if you don’t know any of the learners, which is the case for me. So I did my best with making sure folks cards got marked off. I may have missed one or 2. But I did get record of everyones names..

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    #7429
    Anthony Miller
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Friends Of Trees
    Date of Class: 4/13/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:00PM
    MC: Mark
    DJ: Tony
    Assistants: Barbara, Ivy
    Module: Geography
    How Many Learners: 18
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We need more Loyalty Cards

    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) =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

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):We had a large class today, which wasn’t an issue with 4 instructors, all of whom were very helpful. We completed successful rounds of alphabet listen and point, round robin, dictation progression, and document search, all of which oriented towards the theme, Trees. The transition between activities, as well as the activities themselves, were very smooth. We didn’t get too bogged down in one activity, which kept the whole class engaged despite the wide variety of skill level. We were all very impressed with how much Jackleen’s confidence and skill level have improved. Overall, there was a lot of positive energy and engagement.

    #7437

    Lesson Title: Cover My Shift?
    Date of Class: 4/14/16
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Jeanice, Maureen
    Module: Talking with the Boss
    How Many Learners: 17
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Cut up loyalty cards and replaced some standard paper ones

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    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

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A solid class. Jeanice from APANO came and that was awesome, she really got what we were doing. Though the lesson lacked visual interest, we filled it out with a dialogue.. words like switch, cover my shift were unusual. One learner revealed that he’d had two strokes. It was a good feeling group.

    #7447
    Joseph Lechuga
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: I Stand WIth Her
    Date of Class: 18 April, 2016
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00 – 7:30
    MC: Gerardo
    DJ: Joseph
    Assistants: Tamara
    Module: Education & Government
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need Loyalty Cards

    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) = 7
    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: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Yell & Spell, Listen & Point, Dictation, Choral Response. Gerardo also brought in a poster comparing the stances of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

    #7448
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “Bus Stop”
    Date of Class: 4/19/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: Noon-1:30
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: Tri-Met
    How Many Learners: 23
    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): pretty good size class. we started with the alphabet sheet, then yell n spell, then today’s lesson is called then some dictation then Listen and point with Tri-Met maps. Doing listen and point activity was very fun with the maps students got really into in and were competing who’s gonna find a street name on the map first! One new low-level learner. Great class!

    #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.

    #7457
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Name That Tree!
    Date of Class: 4/20/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Ivy, Marc, Lisa, Barbara, Elana
    Module: Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 15
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Cut up some loyalty cards

    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) = 7

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Excursion! We went outside, explored some trees.. it was warm, and the weather was nice. We didn’t get to do any dictation, which would have been ideal.. going outside happened a little later than we might have wanted.

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