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
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
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
Article originally written for InnovateELT also published on the University of Bristol blog Ever heard anyone say that? The last time I did was from one of the most powerful … Continue reading No, we don’t just use 10% of our brain
Our brains love coincidences. We simply enjoy the feeling of puzzlement that we get when two apparently unrelated things connect in strange, inexplicable ways. Today is one of those rare … Continue reading The Power of Connections: Partners of the Americas
We’re still celebrating our profession worldwide and I thought I should give you folks a present. I thought really hard what this present could be and I came up with … Continue reading Teacher’s Month Gift: CPD through video
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
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