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My TESOL 2013 Presentation Materials- ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills as a Master Conductor


Many of you know that I was going to be presenting at the TESOL 2013 Convention in Dallas, TX on using conducting, vocal, and instrumental music techniques for teaching language acquisition.  I have now officially started http://adaptivelearnin.com.  I have uploaded my presentation PowerPoint and handouts there.  Access the link to view my presentation materials.  I … Continue reading

Call for Organizers: EdcampVA95 Unconference in VA


  EdcampVA95 is looking for volunteer organizers.  Organizers can be any educator from any grade level and background who would like to help with organizing and planning this unconference.  Please check out the EdcampVA95 Wiki for details on how you can help or participate.  You can sign up to help on this Signup sheet on … Continue reading

Twitter #hashtag Education Chats: Social History Infographics


Compilation of Twitter #hashtag Education Chats- A One Month Social History from Feb. 22 to March 22, 2012. How does your favorite education chat compare? Who are the most influential Tweeters for your favorite education chat? *Please note that due to the enormous volume of education Twitter chats, I could not include all of them here.  I … Continue reading

10 Techniques: Teaching Language as a Classically Trained Musician


I admit that my language teaching methods are sometimes unique, quite amusing to others and different. My methods make sense to me. When other teachers see me teach, I often am asked where I have learned certain instructional techniques. My answer to this question is easy, I did not really learn the technique from any one source, … Continue reading

Are you addicted to Pinterest?- A teacher’s dream!


Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Many of us love Pinterest and it’s becoming one of the fastest growing social networks.  It is appealing to many of us through its simplicity, ability to create various boards to organize content, and its crisp visuals that draw you in.  People get drawn in and addicted for hours to … Continue reading

Transparency in Education


shadow puppetsBy Hedgehog83 (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 or CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Transparency in education is vital.  With integration of new technologies in the classroom: SmartBoards, iPads, mobile devices and so forth, the old transparencies and overhead projectors are becoming obsolete.  While embracing new technologies and innovation of new learning platforms, extinction of these adaptive learning … Continue reading

Amazing Virtual Web 2.0 Choir by Eric Whitacre


Today I began searching Ted Talks for amazing lectures.  I came across this “Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong”.  It is absolutely amazing!  Breath-taking!  Please watch this…it’s a must see.  As a classically trained musician and teacher of ESL to students from around the world, I am naturally drawn to the virtual choir.  … Continue reading

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