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
Last year I had the privilege of attending an event promoted by the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) with two great references of Brazilian science: Luiz Davidovich, president of the … Continue reading The Importance of Science and Scientific Thinking in Education