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
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
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
The coronavirus pandemic, with all the suffering and fear caused in the population, has been keeping kids and teens away from their schools and forcing the entire school ecosystem to … Continue reading COVID-19, Remote Teaching, and the School Ecosystem: A Delicate Relationship
In times of public calamity, quarantine, and a good dose of fear, we start wondering about things. The sudden need to reformulate the way we work and live in society, … Continue reading 6 Things the Coronavirus lockdown made me realize
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!
Remember WALL-E? The first thing that comes to my mind is the robot itself. He had that rusty look from years without actually going through maintenance and all the hard … Continue reading The power of video: Greta Thunberg and my eco-friendly Eurotrip
Take a few seconds to think about your daily routine at work. If you’re a teacher, you probably go to your school, get into the teachers’ room where you might … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your English Classroom
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
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
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?