Rockwood Library – Summer 2014

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  • #3791
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Signs and maps
    Date of Class: 9/16/14
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: Noon-2:00
    MC: David
    DJ: Ramin, Quinton
    Assistants: None
    Module: Safe Roads
    How Many Learners: 12

    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) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had a big group this time including two new learners . We went over bicycle maps and road signs. Learners still struggled with directionals and with a role play about traffic citations. the listen and Do activity based on road sign seemed to work well and we fun with it.

    #3797
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:Measure for Measure
    Date of Class:Sep. 19, 2014
    Day of Class:Friday
    Time of Class:12 noon – 2 pm
    MC:Ramin
    DJ:David
    Assistants:Marie, Wes
    Module:Right to Vote
    How Many Learners:13

    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) =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:41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Ramin’s second time teaching. We did a dictation and role play about the mayor of Portland and his office address, a Do You LIke? activity, a today’s lesson dictation, a word scramble with voting words, and a listen and do with voting words.

    #3815
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Harvest Moon
    Date of Class: 9/22/14
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: Noon-2:00
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Ramin, Jane
    Assistants:None
    Module: Gardening
    How Many Learners: 7

    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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a very enjoyable class. We tried a different way of alphabet sheet, Patrik tried different pronunciations of ( A ) or ( E ) or ( I ) in english like fill, fall, full.fool and etc. The connection of the group was amazing, one of the learners even took a picture of the group just for a memory.

    #3819
    Colin Fjeld
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Taking a Break
    Date of Class: 9-22-2014
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30PM
    MC: Benjamin C.
    DJ: Colin F.
    Assistants: David, Anna, Heather
    Module: Talking with the Boss
    How Many Learners: 2

    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) =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) =7

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We got a late start due to the very small number of learners that arrived, only two, with five assistants! It was a first time for Anna, Heather and David, whom we welcomed and put to work with lots of “you got it”s. :) Ben admitted he hadn’t prepared a lesson and was going to wing-it. The lesson was titled “taking a break” and we went around the room describing and writing down ways we all take a break (reading, going to the beach, travelling etc.). We then moved to the Deck of Professions and learned the names of several professions before moving to a Listen and Point to the lyrics of Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night”. After that we watched the video of the song and followed along on the lyric sheet. We finished up class with a TPR led by Colin. Even though the class was off topic and a little scattered, overall there were lots of laughs and as David put it “created a fun environment to learn without fear”.

    #3827
    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Green Thumb
    Date of Class: 9/23/14
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Mary Louise
    DJ: Brooke
    Assistants: Glenm, Jose
    Module: Green Streets
    How Many Learners: 10

    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): Overall a pretty solid class, especially since neither the MC or DJ (who ended up having to teach last minute, and coordinated/taught together) didn’t have much time to plan. We pulled it together quite well I must say! We started off with the usual alphabet and yell n spell and then talked about the lesson title, which was “Green Thumb”. We found out that not very many people in the class have a green thumb. We explored the topic of Green Streets via a document search and then some dictation with related voacb words and their definitions. We then did a map/direction related TPR and ended class with an exploration of a map of the Gresham area. We made sure to point out the Rockwood library. Fun class!

    #3828
    David Rutiezer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Right Side of the Road
    Date of Class: Sep. 24, 2014
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12 noon – 2 pm
    MC: David
    DJ: Quinton
    Assistants:
    Module: Safe Roads
    How Many Learners:10

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 46

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Julie’s dress rehearsal. I was really impressed with her poise and technique. We did a dictation based on Mayra’s video story, a dictation based on David’s Safe Roads story, listen and do with driving words, and listen and point with traffic sign sheets.

    #3871
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Voting
    Date of Class: 9/26/14
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: Noon-2:00
    MC: David
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Patrik
    Module: Voting in the US
    How Many Learners: 8

    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) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today David had his first “gentle intervention”, we started off with the alphabet sheet then we spelled our names one letter at a time very fast first time then second time slower so that learners can write each name down then we went over some interesting materials such as maps and voting applications then we did a dictation. Since it was David’s “gentle intervention” Patrik intervened into some activities and explained some nuances of how to approach some activities and it was very useful to be there and observe everything. Oh we also had a new learner :)

    #3887

    Lesson Title: English for eating well
    Date of Class: 09\29
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: Ben
    Module: Nutrition
    How Many Learners: 9

    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    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): It was a big group today, there were lots of laughs i think that was very important. 2 more new students. I needed a not of help because she didnt know how to write so i was helping her a lot.

    #3889
    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: What do you do
    Date of Class: Sept – 29th
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00 – 7:30
    MC: Ben
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: N\A
    Module: What do you do
    How Many Learners: 3

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 1
    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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):
    What happened was that I had to teach and I supposed to be an assistant. Coling didnt show up so I had to teach the class and it went pretty good, i had 2 new students and they really enjoyed the class. We focused a lot in people’s profetions, i created a story with one of the pictures: “the bus driver” and i did dictation, pronuntiation and writing and reading, then we played memory.

    #3891
    David Rutiezer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Safe Roads
    Date of Class: 10/01/2014
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    MC: David
    DJ: Quinton
    Assistants: Bill
    Module: Safe Roads
    How Many Learners: 10

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    The class went well today considering the class MC had to be silent the entire class. There was a lot of constructive banter amongst students and they found David’s animated faces and body language amusing. The students did really well with communicating across cultures and stepping outside of their comfort zones. We switched u the seating which made students talk to each other more.

    #3894
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Green Streets
    Date of Class: 09/30/14
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00-7:30 PM
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Mark
    Assistants: Glemn
    Module: Green Streets
    How Many Learners: 7

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Class went well with 3 new students. There was a disconnect between the listen and point sheet (an ad for a market, looked to be from the 50s or 60s) and the topic, Green Streets, but Ramin used that prop effectively. Students very helpful to one another. Very upbeat class and many students thanked the teachers personally afterwards.

    #3904
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Voting
    Date of Class: 10/3/2014
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: Noon-2:00
    MC: Joshua
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Wes
    Module: voting
    How Many Learners: 17

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

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): One of the biggest classes I’ve ever seen 17 people including 5 new learners. We had to move from the small room into the bigger one because we couldn’t fit in the small room. It was Joshua’s first time teaching after a break and it was definitely an intense class for both of us but from my point of view Joshua did a good job. Joshua was late for the class but I backed him up and after he arrived he smoothly took control of the class. We went over Alphabet sheet, yell n spell, and dictation. We didn’t make the class more challenging because we had a student that couldn’t write in English at all, therefore we tried to make her feel comfortable by slowing the dictation part but still other students were engaged pretty well. Basically, I would say that the class was very successful considering all the circumstances that we’ve managed effectively.

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