WELCOME TO EDCrocks
Your learning space by André Hedlund
EDCrocks is a platform that connects anyone in education with solutions about the learning universe. The objective is to enhance educators’ impact through collaboration, sharing resources, and innovative courses. Here you can find a bit of everything that relates to teaching and learning, particularly NEUROSCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY applied to language learning, and general education.
THE OWL FACTOR
I’ve just published my first book. It’s about the essence of education based on the lessons we can draw from storytelling, philosophy, film, and science.
If you’re looking for an engaging and relevant read, The Owl Factor is for you
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Consulting & Project Design
Need a project for your school? Want to design innovative curricula? Need help with materials? This is what you’re looking for
Professional Development & Training
Browse through several online courses, workshops, webinars, and interviews to enhance your professional portfolio
Individual & Group Mentoring
If you’re unsure about your career choices or need some guidance to accomplish what you want, become my mentee
The idea of launching a professional development platform first came in 2012, after working 2 years at Cultura Inglesa in Brazil. I started outlining a comprehensive syllabus for courses, workshops, and lectures and went after the tools I needed to make it a reality. Four years later, Education Development Course (EDCrocks) was born.
This space serves as a hub to connect with professionals all over the world, to reflect on language, and general education trends, as well as theoretical and practical ideas I have developed for nearly two decades of teaching English, training and mentoring teachers, designing curricula and projects, and speaking and writing for major conferences and other platforms
My mission is to empower anyone who deals with education with basic knowledge on how learning happens based on evidence by providing affordable, effective, custom professional development solutions.
My vision is to become a reference in providing high-quality and thought-provoking solutions to enhance educators’ impact on student achievement.
Latest on my blog
Around mid-2014, while I was working at an accredited binational center in my city, I vividly remember watching a TEDx talk by a charismatic Irishman who called himself Benny, the Irish Polyglot. In fact, I was already familiar with Benny from my time at Cultura Inglesa, another excellent center I worked at. I had previously…
Why Choose EDCrocks?
I’m passionate about teaching and learning. I believe in transformation but I don’t buy the whole-magic-formula buzz. I’m driven, transparent, and future-oriented.
At EDCrocks you’ll benefit from all my experience, my geekiness, and my enthusiasm. I’ve taught English to all levels, held managerial positions at important language centers, and have worked as a consultant, reviewer, and proficiency test examiner. I’ve presented at several national and international conferences, published articles in different journals, and mentored educators working in bilingual education contexts.
A little bit about me
Have a Project in mind?
I can help you bring your ideas to life. Let’s talk about what we can build and raise together.
Let us together build a your dream
I’m committed to helping you find your path. Do you want to innovate in the classroom? Do you want a bold project for your school? Do you want to figure out the next move in your career? Do you want to study? Get in touch!