Adapted from my text for PolicyBristol Blog. Don’t forget to access the first part of this series “Challenging. The Brazilian Educational System is Huge” This is written on the website of … Continue reading Bilingual Education in Brazil – Part 2: History of Education and English Teaching
In recent years, an important debate has been taking place on the concept of bilingual education and how it fits in the Brazilian educational system. With rare exceptions until recently, … Continue reading Bilingual Education in Brazil – Part 1: What options are there?
The narrative It was a terribly cold day in April 2019 and I was incredibly frustrated at my failed attempt to drive for the very first time in the UK. … Continue reading Metacognition and Learning: What can the Renaissance teach us about how to learn best?
There has been quite a lot of buzz around the idea of joining neuroscience and education. Many would claim that neuroscientific contributions have the potential to revolutionise how teachers teach … Continue reading The Origins of Mind, Brain, and Education and its Relation to ELT
Yesterday was a particularly sad day for Brazil. It was our biggest death toll in 24 hours since the beginning of the pandemic: 1726 lives were lost due to COVID-19. … Continue reading History of Learning and Learning Theories: Looking back to Move Forward
How many of you have quite unpretentiously browsed through your favorite streaming service provider looking for something and found a series worth binge-watching? How many of you spent hours and … Continue reading Wax On, Wax Off: Karate Kid’s Lesson About Drilling
CONNECTIONS It is no secret to us, ESL/EFL teachers, that our object of work is an instrument that connects the world. We teach the lingua franca to our students in … Continue reading Affect and Project-Based Learning: Transformative Tools in Education
Many schools have transitioned to blended learning since the pandemic started. That usually means that teachers will create in-person classes in the physical classroom and combine them with online classes, … Continue reading In-person & Online: 3 Useful Models for Concurrent Classrooms
Extended version adapted from BRAZ-TESOL’s Newsletter For decades the idea that people can be categorized according to how they supposedly learn best has become widespread on every level of educational … Continue reading Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences revisited
I once heard someone say that it is during times of pain and suffering that we learn the best lessons. I tend to disagree a little because I’d rather believe … Continue reading 21 Lessons for 2021: A Brief History of our Mistakes
Hello, folks I wanted to share with you the recording of my talk at the MELTA 2020 International Biannual Conference. I discussed some of the issues related to Mental Health … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room: Teachers’ Mental Health in the Pandemic
If you’ve been following me long enough, you’ve probably realized that I talk quite a lot about the Science of Learning (SoL). I believe teachers and students all over the … Continue reading Science of Learning Resources to help you with Lesson Planning