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!
This is the second 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. Let’s get … Continue reading Neuromyths and potential classroom implications: Part 2 – Learning Styles, Fixed Intelligence, Forget about Arts
It seems that the word of the day in education conferences is the overly repeated term NEUROMYTH. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing at all. As a matter of … Continue reading Neuromyths and potential classroom implications: Part 1 – Not a recipe for success, merely a framework for reflection
The first time I heard about Brené Brown was probably around 2 years ago back in Brazil. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big TED Talks fan and have literally … Continue reading Brené Brown, vulnerability and courage: why we should step out of our comfort zone and be seen
This is definitely a great year to be alive if you’re a Marvel Universe fan. After watching the exciting Captain Marvel movie on the big screen (check my blog post … Continue reading Avengers Endgame, Game of Thrones, and Spoilers: how to work with expectation and reward in the class
I write this blog post on Easter Sunday. A time for renewal, for new beginnings. It is true that in many parts of the world this is the period, after … Continue reading What can Tabata Amaral’s story tell us about Self-Efficacy and opportunity?
I’ve had two incredibly stimulating weeks. Last week I attended, for the very first time, the IATEFL Conference in Liverpool. It was a wonderful chance to meet old friends and, … Continue reading Including inclusion in your classroom: a lesson from diversity
We finally got to the end of this three-post series on how to use the Science of Learning to make learning more effective! Check out Parts 1 (ENGAGE) and 2 … Continue reading Part 3. Consolidation
Hello, everyone! I’m excited to write my second blog post of the year and I hope you make good use of it. This will be the first part of a … Continue reading Part 1. Engage your Student
Ever heard that kids are naturals when it comes to learning a language? Or maybe you know someone who gets easily discouraged from attending a second language course because they … Continue reading A critical period for language acquisition: let’s get critical