The Magic of Professional Development Claims for a Growth Mindset

For years I’ve been training teachers and coaching them to integrate technology into the classroom. The changes I’ve seen around throughout those years vary from none to new, reinvigorated professionals. How does the move happen?   Change will take many different shapes, from reframing an activity the teacher has already tried out to taking the […]

Plano de Aula – A Sala de Aula e a Vaca Roxa

Poucas vezes faço concessões ao meu estilo de blogar e até mesmo a língua em que blogo. Por causa da minha linha professora-de-inglês-que-faz-parte-de-uma-comunidade, acabei sempre deixando de lado a minha tão querida língua materna pela a minha escolhida profissionalmente.   Hoje concedo e retribuo toda a generosidade da minha rede de professores brasileiros em escolas […]

Digital Curation for Business English Teachers – IATEFL BESIG

Last Sunday, Aug 4th, I had a great time interacting with Business English teachers all over the world in BESIG-IATEFL very well-organized online events. Here are the slides: Digital Curation for Business English Teachers – BESIG IATEFL from Carla Arena We mainly explored http://cowbird.com for engaging personal stories related to the workplace, business world. We […]

TEFL Conference Series Part 1 – App Swap

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Do Something for Teens

Do Something is a non-profit organization in the intersection of teens and social change, activism. There are tons of ideas on their site to help young people take action. I especially liked one about what makes you mad and the call for changing things around.http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/actionguide/become-activist  As I have a tight schedule, I was considering adapting […]

Being an Educator of the 21st Century

Much have been told about the competencies and skills educators should develop to “survive” and thrive in a classroom nowadays. High on my list are some that should have always been there: >> developing listening skills>> practicing our empathy at all times, even when we feel like giving up>> preparing lessons that are brain-friendly, helping […]

A Remix of the Web2.0

Serendipity is always the best resource. I was looking for some resources to the online course I’m teaching right now, Web Tools for Educators, when I came across this MOOC – Teach the Web. Just as I was browsing through their resources (Mozilla guys know how to make it simple, exciting and connected),  I came […]

Filtering Relevant Information for the EFL Classroom through Digital Curation

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This is the time of the year that I get totally thrilled. Convention time. IATEFL, Liverpool. Promising. My second time in one of the best EFL teaching conferences in the world with wonderful professionals willing to share best practices, research, classroom ideas that can really make a difference in our classrooms.   Digital Curation for […]