BrELT on the Road in Rio – Part II

I just realized now, as I read my last post, that we had another plenary before lunch. I was going to edit my last entry, which you can find here, but since the wonderful Cecília Lemos spoke in the afternoon, not in the morning, it makes more sense to write about it here. Cecília's plenary … Continue reading BrELT on the Road in Rio – Part II

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BrELT on the Road in Rio – Part I

Alberto Costa, a professional I admire, once wrote a comment about my blog entry describing the Braz-Tesol SIG Symposium. He said that I "had a way with words". I was really flattered to read that but somehow I now struggle to find the words to describe the fantastic experience I had on Saturday. Perhaps it's … Continue reading BrELT on the Road in Rio – Part I

Looking for Better Retention? Spaced Repetition put to Practice with Color-Coded Tags

Taken from the Braz-Tesol MBE SIG page on Facebook. Please LIKE the page here. In our first MBE post, let’s look at how to maximize memory retention. Want to know what MBE means? Click here. The new Mind, Brain, & Education (MBE) SIG will bring forward a series of texts to address this young science … Continue reading Looking for Better Retention? Spaced Repetition put to Practice with Color-Coded Tags

The 6 principles of Mind, Brain, & Education and what happened at the MBE SIG launch

    I begin this text with a wonderful sense of professional achievement. After struggling with decisions about which path to take in my career for a while (and which career to follow, to be honest), yesterday was one of the most special moments of my life as a teacher and educator. It was the … Continue reading The 6 principles of Mind, Brain, & Education and what happened at the MBE SIG launch