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.

Let your students do the hard work! Game design, brain activity, and learning

If we could measure brain activity through the fumes each brain releases into the atmosphere when it’s working, which of the following activities do you think are more costly: Watching … Continue reading Let your students do the hard work! Game design, brain activity, and learning

The Pomodoro Technique, Brain Breaks, and TED Talks: How to Increase Focus and Improve Memory Retention

Extracted from BRAZ-TESOL MBE Facebook page “Brain breaks were, by far, one of the most interesting things I heard in a presentation about neuroscience. I would love to know more … Continue reading The Pomodoro Technique, Brain Breaks, and TED Talks: How to Increase Focus and Improve Memory Retention

PBL Taken Further: 5 Ps to Get your Students Around it on International Trips

  Hello, folks! First of all, I’d like to apologize for not writing for some time. I’ve been quite busy and involved in many projects. But I’m back and I … Continue reading PBL Taken Further: 5 Ps to Get your Students Around it on International Trips

Managing Project-Based Learning – A collaboration with Stephan Hughes (the first of many, hopefully)

Implementing project-based learning in a content-based syllabus has become the order du jour in educational contexts in general and in ELT in particular. Academic directors and coordinators face the responsibility … Continue reading Managing Project-Based Learning – A collaboration with Stephan Hughes (the first of many, hopefully)

Looking for Better Retention? Spaced Repetition put to Practice with Color-Coded Tags

BEFORE YOU READ, CLICK HERE TO GET FREE CONTENT The new Mind, Brain, & Education (MBE) SIG will bring forward a series of texts to address this young science that … Continue reading Looking for Better Retention? Spaced Repetition put to Practice with Color-Coded Tags