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

March 21, 2013 I presented “ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills to Become a Master Conductor” at the TESOL 2013 International Convention and English Language Expo.  I had a blast!  Below I am sharing the PowerPoint and handouts from my presentation.  I’m also including a checklist that I did not include in my presentation.  It’s an extra add-on.  In the next weeks I will be uploading more accompanying materials to further help you incorporate music conducting and basic music notation strategies in your classrooms to facilitate the speaking and pronunciation growth of your students.  The future materials I share will be additional materials that I did not include in my presentation.  You will want to come back and check out the materials here, as I will be uploading useful worksheets and YouTube video tutorials that you can use in the classroom or assign for homework.

These strategies are different and are not your typical ways of teaching pronunciation, but are very effective.  They are based off of the blending of music conducting, vocal, and instrumental techniques.  Through daily and weekly reinforcement you will see progress in your students’ speaking.

(Note:  I’ve had many of you ask if these ideas and materials are available as a complete curriculum set.  As of right now they are not; however,  I plan on writing curriculum and making it available for you.  Until the curriculum is completed, I will be sharing additional materials and videos here on adaptivelearnin.   If you have any suggestions or ideas that you would like to see in the curriculum set, please contact me and let me know.  I want to add ideas and materials that are most useful for you.)

Contact me with questions, stories, insights, and etc. at  Beth@adaptivelearnin.com.  I’d love to hear from you.  I’m hear to support you and to help you implement these techniques.  Thank you for connecting and collaborating!  Bravo to for your dedication and passion for teaching your students!  – Beth

Here is my PowerPoint presentation available as a PDF for download and use:Here are my handouts available for download and use:


Beth Crumpler Beth Crumpler is the founder of adaptivelearnin. Beth is an educator who is passionate about platforms for adaptive learning and curriculum design. She earned her B.A. in music education from Southeastern University, M.S. in TESOL from Shenandoah University, and 42 graduate-level credits from several universities in California. Beth is an experienced teacher, curriculum writer, blogger, and elearning course developer in the fields of ESL and music education. She has written learning content for several major educational companies/institutions. Her strongest asset is in using needs analysis and thinking creatively to develop adaptive educational materials both through kinesthetic hands-on and technological platforms to meet the diverse learning needs of students regardless of age, learning need and content area. Beth has taught students of many linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. She loves her work, loves to bring positive humor to it whenever possible, and is seriously dedicated to the profession. Beth's experiences teaching for numerous content areas, diverse populations, and a wide range of age groups is what propelled her with the vision to create adaptivelearnin. Her vision has been to support educators in finding resources which support learning through modified and targeted experiences so that all students receive individualized learning to facilitate their educational growth needs. Adaptivelearnin is a place where educators can find digital and hands-on adaptive learning resources for planning and instructional purposes. Beth does freelance curriculum writing, article writing/blogging, and online course development. For inquires about hiring Beth for work, please email her at Beth@adaptivelearnin.com. Go to http://adaptivelearnin.com/beth-crumpler-publications to check out published articles Beth has written. Opinions are her own and are not those of her employer, or previous employers.