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There’s no Magic Formula but the Science of Learning can help

About 6 years ago I became obsessed with finding some sort of magic formula of what a successful lesson plan should look like. I got into neuroscience trying to find answers to how our brains learn and what we should be doing as teachers to make learning more effective. But do you know that feeling …

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The power of video: Greta Thunberg and my eco-friendly Eurotrip

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 work. Plus he had those sad eyes even though he didn’t really have a face. Then there was the cockroach. I’ve read somewhere that they …

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The Origin of Mr. Trunk, my travel buddy – and a stuffed elephant

It was a hot afternoon – like 300 other in a typical Goiânia year – a little over a year ago and I had just finished a frustrating lesson with my CEFR-B2 group. Nothing had worked as intended that day. I wasn’t particularly motivated, my students were even less and misbehavior and distractions took over. …

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Uncertain Future, Critical Thinking and an Endless Journey to Curiosity – A student’s perspective

Hi! My name is Júlia Mota, André’s student at CCBEU, and I’m going to talk about the future. My teacher always shows us TED speeches, texts and different videos talking about people who changed their lifestyle, had an amazing idea, innovated or invented something. It’s made me think a lot about what am I going …

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Braz-Tesol SIG Symposium – Together we are stronger

Two days of learning and connecting with fantastic people. That’s what the Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium is all about. At the beautiful Instituto Singularidades venue, in the vibrant neighborhood Pinheiros, this event has brought together great names of the ELT world to share their knowledge within each of the 10 Braz-Tesol SIGs. So, this …

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