Neuromyths and potential classroom implications: Part 2 – Learning Styles, Fixed Intelligence, Forget about Arts

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

Brené Brown, vulnerability and courage: why we should step out of our comfort zone and be seen

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

Two Valentine’s Days, another Ancient Greek lesson, and 5 tips to wrap up the semester with lots of LOVE

I had never thought about it but I’ve just realized most English classes in Brazil start a couple of weeks before the official Valentine’s Day in February, which celebrates love … Continue reading Two Valentine’s Days, another Ancient Greek lesson, and 5 tips to wrap up the semester with lots of LOVE

High or Low-tech? A collaboration with Stephan Hughes on how to teach it and (or not) tech it

Striking a balance between extensive and minimal use of technology in the language learning classroom is paramount to learner progress and sense of achievement. Jaqui Murraw”s thirteen reasons for using … Continue reading High or Low-tech? A collaboration with Stephan Hughes on how to teach it and (or not) tech it