Rockwood Library – Summer 2014

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  • #3696
    KasPermissionary
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: To bite Off More Than You Can Chew
    Date of Class: 08/25/2014
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: Evening
    MC: Colin
    DJ: Joshua
    Assistants: Mark, Ramin
    Module: Deck of Professions
    How Many Learners: 8

    Self Evaluation
    Preparation: 7
    Technique: 7
    Engagement: 7
    Connection: 6
    Poise: 6
    Reflection: 6

    Total Score: 39

    This class was a good practice in cross-cultural immersion. There were several languages represented in the classroom. There were also various levels of English. Overall though, the class was very positive and it didn’t seem to be much of a hindrance to the learning environment. Colin prepared a fun matching game with the deck of profs. It really brought the class together for a fun time.

    #3698
    Robert Grubaugh
    Spectator

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    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) = 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) = 8

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today’s c;lass was great! Ashley brought in a ton of material and exercises to work with. i think it challenged the higher level students while also being comprehensible for the lower level students. it was a challenging but fun month for Ashley and I with the Secure Housing module but i think this lesson was a great end to module

    #3699
    Robert Grubaugh
    Spectator

    Date of Class: 8/26/2014
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00-7:30
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Robert
    Assistants: Mark
    Module: Secure Housing
    How Many Learners: 8

    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) = 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) = 8

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today’s c;lass was great! Ashley brought in a ton of material and exercises to work with. i think it challenged the higher level students while also being comprehensible for the lower level students. it was a challenging but fun month for Ashley and I with the Secure Housing module but i think this lesson was a great end to module

    #3700
    Quinton Blanton
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: English for Getting Around: Bicycles
    Date of Class: 08/27/2014
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    MC: David
    DJ: Quinton
    Assistants:
    Module: English for getting around: bicycle
    How Many Learners: 13

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation= 7
    Technique= 7
    Engagement= 6
    Connection= 7
    Poise= 7
    Reflection= 8

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): overall, the class went well. David brought a focused and engaging energy to the class. He also was able to have the class participate in a variety of activities that were challenging yet doable. By the way, we need more cards for first-time students as we are completely out.

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    #3717

    Lesson Title: Native American People
    Date of Class: Friday August 29th 2014
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: 12:00 pm
    MC: David
    DJ: Ben C.
    Assistants: Wes.
    Module: Native American Culture
    How Many Learners: 9

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: 7
    Technique: 7
    Engagement: 7
    Connection: 8
    Poise: 8
    Reflection: 7
    Total Score: 44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    It was a fun class! We had a big group, David is really good at teaching. I think that the students are improving they writing more and more and that makes me feel that they are learning a lot. Writing and pronunciation. Maybe next time we should bring them some food :)

    #3722
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Measure 88
    Date of Class: Sep. 3, 2014
    Day of Class:Wed.
    Time of Class:12 noon – 2 pm
    MC:Quinton
    DJ:David R.
    Assistants:Ramin
    Module:Safe Roads
    How Many Learners:8

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =7
    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) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =2

    Total Score:33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Quinton’s second time teaching on Wednesday. I was happy that he was receptive to and implemented our ideas to have a class with more variety and fun, and he seemed more relaxed. We talked a bit about Measure 88 by using small parts of it, and the pros and cons, as dictations. Students seemed very interested in this issue and how it might affect them and their families. Quinton told a story of a car accident he was in as a dictation, and one student shared about a loved one she lost in a car accident. We did a listen-and-do and Simon Says with turn right, turn left, brake, drive, and check the rearview, that was a fun halftime activity. Finally, we worked on Mayra’s story on the Causa website’s video, about how not being able to have a driver’s license has affected her, using her story as a dictation. It was great to see Quinton really go with the flow and adjust activities in the moment, for instance giving the class things to say as call-and-response when he noticed that a particular explanation was leaving the students confused. Phung mentioned this would probably be her last class as she is moving, and told me how grateful she is for the class, and I was able to thank her for always being so helpful to all the other students (across cultural and language boundaries).

    #3726

    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: 9/2/14
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Robert
    DJ: Ashley
    Assistants: Julie
    Module: Maps & Addresses
    How Many Learners: 7

    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We went over directions. It was a very good lesson because it did challenge everyone in a very good way. It was something that the students could relate to and as the class went on, the students slowly got but something to hopefully work on again in the future.

    #3729

    Lesson Title: Voting
    Date of Class: 09/05/14
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: 12:00 to 2.00 pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: Ben
    Module: Voting
    How Many Learners: 10

    Preparation: 3
    Technique: 5
    Engagement: 5
    Connection: 6
    Poise: 5
    Reflection: 5

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    a big class of 10 students a couple of new faces for Patrik. The new topic: Voting is very interesting. There is a couple of learners that are improving their writing a lot.

    #3735

    Lesson Title: Taking Time Off
    Date of Class: 09/08/14
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Colin
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: Ben
    Module: Taking Time Off
    How Many Learners: 8

    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) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    We had two newcomers at the library, the glass was very good. I think we deeded more laughing, most of the learners are very beginners. I had a suggestion from one of them, he wants some Spanish translation when is writing because sometimes he doesn’t understand what the sentence means. I think we do it sometimes with Patrik. can I translate if they ask me what this sentence mean? I think it would be very helpful and I will try to do it but not to much.

    #3736

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 9/9/14
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: None
    Assistants: None
    Module: Housing
    How Many Learners: 7

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class was given worksheets to focus on housing. The class was very well engaged and really helped each other out on partner activities.

    #3737
    Quinton Blanton
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: At the DMV
    Date of Class: 09/10/2014
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Quinton
    Assistants: David
    Module: Safe Roads
    How Many Learners: 9

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation = 8
    Technique = 7
    Engagement = 7
    Connection = 6
    Poise = 7
    Reflection = 9

    Total Score: 44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Ramin did a wonderful job of using real world examples for our learners. For example, he brought in sheets of paper that students could look at and identify the various road signs and warnings typically found in the U.S. He also brought in DMV applications and had students identify different words and phrases from the application. Ramin’s energy was fun and made me and the students more engaged in his lesson.

    #3744
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Voting in the USA
    Date of Class: 9/12/14
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: noon – 2:00
    MC: David Rutiezer
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Wes, Dina, Emily, Svetlana
    Module: Civic Engagement
    How Many Learners: 9

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    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) = 9

    Total Score: 45

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had three guests ( Dina, Svetlana, Emily ) who brought their information about their organization. We worked on Maps and the names of the 50 states in preparation for talking about voting and the electoral college even though we ran out of time before talking about voting.

    #3769
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: English for eating well
    Date of Class: 9/15/14
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: Noon-2:00
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Jane, Wes
    Module: Gardening
    How Many Learners: 14

    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had two new learners, We looked at a planting sheet and tried a new version of alphabet listen and point where we spelled vegetable words out. It was a large class, and several people left early and came late.

    #3788
    Colin Fjeld
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Taking a Break
    Date of Class: 9/15/14
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Mark / Colin
    DJ: Ben C.
    Assistants: Ramin
    Module: Talking with the Boss
    How Many Learners: 7

    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) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 25

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today was Mark G.’s “Dress Rehearsal”; Congratulations Mark! First experiences as the MC can always be rough and Mark felt like it was challenging at times, which he stated during Reflection Time. We quickly went through the Alphabet and the Name Y&S, which we could have used a little more time as we had a very new learner. We then went over a Time Card as the lesson was about rest periods and meal breaks. I think Mark was hoping the time card would facilitate discussion on rest periods vs meal breaks and whether or not employers must pay for these times etc. but some of the students were a little confused overall. We then spent the rest of the class time writing down sentences about rest periods and breaks. I suggested to Mark that scripts be written down ahead of time so that they are in a Q&A format and can be practiced around the room or between two people. Overall there were a lot of laughs and the learners took home good information they can use in their workplaces.

    #3789
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “What’s around”
    Date of Class: 9/16/14
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: None
    Module: Prepositions
    How Many Learners: 7

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Ashley did a great job today, she brought a lot of visually interesting materials. For example a picture of a bedroom with a lot of things in it such as a bag, a picture, a sofa, students had to identify where they are (preposition) for example, “the bag is under the table” We worked on prepositions. The energy of the group was good, we had fun. Ashley ended the class with the activity “Listen and Do” after she said clap everybody clapped and last thing she said “go home” which brought a lot of laughter at the end of the class which subsequently made everybody leave the class with a very good mood.

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