Dear teachers, I’m writing this letter on World Teacher’s Day to congratulate you. Have you taken a moment to realize how far you’ve come this year? It’s not been easy, … Continue reading A Letter to the Teachers of the World
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.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It might come as a shock to you, but despite a relatively significant improvement in terms of quality of life worldwide, suicide rates have … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence and Self-Regulation during the Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic, with all the suffering and fear caused in the population, has been keeping kids and teens away from their schools and forcing the entire school ecosystem to … Continue reading COVID-19, Remote Teaching, and the School Ecosystem: A Delicate Relationship
Adapted from Troika and ConnectEd Blog In recent years the area of education has tried to combine some elements of cognitive sciences, such as psychology and neuroscience, with classroom practice. … Continue reading Six Metacognitive Strategies and How to Use them with Popular Online Tools
In times of public calamity, quarantine, and a good dose of fear, we start wondering about things. The sudden need to reformulate the way we work and live in society, … Continue reading 6 Things the Coronavirus lockdown made me realize
Christopher and I met because of social media and a bit of luck. One of us liked a post or wrote left one another a comment and the next thing … Continue reading 50 Zero Preparation Games: A guide by Christopher Walker you need to get right away!
The very first principle of the Mind, Brain, and Education science is: Human brains are as unique as faces Tokuhama-Espinosa, 2014 Indeed they are. Our brains have been evolving for … Continue reading Special Educational Needs – Part 1: Evolution of our Brain and Definitions
Give me a child and I’ll shape him into anything … This quote, attributed to BF Skinner, although no one really knows if he uttered these exact words, is certainly … Continue reading Behave! The neuropsychology of misbehavior and 8 tips on how to remedy it
I attended for the very first time the amazing InnovateELT conference in Barcelona. I was honored to speak for 30 minutes about the Mind, Brain, and Education science to a … Continue reading Inovació, si us plau!
Remember WALL-E? The first thing that comes to my mind is the robot itself. He had that rusty look from years without actually going through maintenance and all the hard … Continue reading The power of video: Greta Thunberg and my eco-friendly Eurotrip
This is the fourth 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. You can access … Continue reading Neuromyths and potential classroom implications: Part 4 – Language Window and Left or Right-brained
Take a few seconds to think about your daily routine at work. If you’re a teacher, you probably go to your school, get into the teachers’ room where you might … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your English Classroom