My name is André Hedlund and I’m a teacher. But I’m not just a teacher. I’m an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in the country that currently holds … Continue reading How teachers can inspire and be inspired by teaching
André Hedlund is a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, MSc in Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol in the UK, and a pedagogical consultant for National Geographic Learning. He has been an EFL teacher for over 15 years and has worked both as an academic coordinator and a CamLa (Cambridge and Michigan Language Assessments) examiner at a Brazilian Binational Center. Currently, he is the president of an ONG called Partners of the Americas Goiás and the representative of the Brazilian TESOL's Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group in the Midwest.
This is the second part of the 4-post series on how neuroscience can be used in the classroom. If you missed the first blog post, read it here. Let’s get … Continue reading Neuromyths and potential classroom implications: Part 2 – Learning Styles, Fixed Intelligence, Forget about Arts
It seems that the word of the day in education conferences is the overly repeated term NEUROMYTH. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing at all. As a matter of … Continue reading Neuromyths and potential classroom implications: Part 1 – Not a recipe for success, merely a framework for reflection
A resounding YES. That’s how the article entitled “Do native English speakers make better teachers?” in the South China Morning Post starts. It goes on: Native English speakers are naturals … Continue reading Native-speakerism, Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant, and food
The first time I heard about Brené Brown was probably around 2 years ago back in Brazil. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big TED Talks fan and have literally … Continue reading Brené Brown, vulnerability and courage: why we should step out of our comfort zone and be seen
This is definitely a great year to be alive if you’re a Marvel Universe fan. After watching the exciting Captain Marvel movie on the big screen (check my blog post … Continue reading Avengers Endgame, Game of Thrones, and Spoilers: how to work with expectation and reward in the class
I write this blog post on Easter Sunday. A time for renewal, for new beginnings. It is true that in many parts of the world this is the period, after … Continue reading What can Tabata Amaral’s story tell us about Self-Efficacy and opportunity?
I’ve had two incredibly stimulating weeks. Last week I attended, for the very first time, the IATEFL Conference in Liverpool. It was a wonderful chance to meet old friends and, … Continue reading Including inclusion in your classroom: a lesson from diversity
One of the most beautiful countries I’ve been to is Portugal. This tiny land, at the far end of Europe, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean is both beautiful … Continue reading Portugal, Captain Marvel, and learning: the role of emotions in academic achievement – spoiler alert
We finally got to the end of this three-post series on how to use the Science of Learning to make learning more effective! Check out Parts 1 (ENGAGE) and 2 … Continue reading Part 3. Consolidation
This is the second part of a three-post series on how the Science of Learning can be used to inform your practice as a teacher or a learner. If you’ve … Continue reading Part 2. Build knowledge
Hello, everyone! I’m excited to write my second blog post of the year and I hope you make good use of it. This will be the first part of a … Continue reading Part 1. Engage your Student