Why choose me?
I’m passionate about teaching and learning. I believe in transformation but I don’t buy the whole-magic-formula buzz. I’m driven, transparent, and future-oriented.
I have helped many individuals and institutions launch successful projects.
Hire me and you’ll benefit from all my experience, my geekiness, and my enthusiasm, my creativity, and my vision.
Projects I am - or was - involved in
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I started working as a trainer for LanguagEd in 2022. My first mission was to help prepare Italian teachers for the concorso. After a successful partnership, I took on different roles, including social media, and course designer. I’m particularly proud of having delivered the first edition of Speak Better, Teach Better, a synchronous language development course for teachers. I’ve also designed and recorded an asynchronous course on Educational Psychology.
Since April 2022, I’ve been appointed Academic Director of EdYOUfest, an educational festival for English teachers around the world. I have been directly involved with the planning and execution of the two latest editions of this conference in Trapani, Sicily 2022 and Athens, 2023. I’ve also worked with EdYOUPodcast and EdYOUMagazine.
The Learning Blueprint
I am assisting Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath with his project The Learning Blueprint to make it available in Brazilian schools. I am in charge of translating the video classes, contacting prospects, and facilitating implementation
I was one of the tutors of the Multilingualism Program for Teachers accomplished through Amolingua’s partnership with institutions from Portugal, Italy, Hungary, the UK, and Turkey - Amolingua was the recipient of Erasmus+ funding. My modules dealt with the evolution of language, bilingual education, the bilingual brain, and cognitive benefits of bilingualism.
Innovative project-based learning program between Brazilian and Mexican students. I was in charge of materials design, mainly integrating the ACT GAC textbook contents into the PBL curriculum, and teacher training. Students had to work on a project that involved different areas and NGOs acting in both countries.
I have recently developed a conceptual framework called Learning Cosmos, which attempts to summarize evidence-based principles into spheres of influence in the learner’s universe. I have developed a training/development program based on the Learning Cosmos and started helping teachers from different countries.
what works goiás 2019
For the very first time, the What Works conference was held in Brazil because of our chapter’s persistence and project. The event took place in the city of Goiânia under our supervision. The theme of our event was The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
One Pomodoro with andré Hedlund
In this series of interviews with teachers, I ask about their journey to inspire other teachers around the world. The trick is: I need to interview them in one pomodoro, that is, under 25 minutes + 5 minutes (that would be the break according to the Pomodoro technique)
In this monthly Instagram show (live), my buddy Rodolfo Mattiello and I join forces to discuss relevant issues in education from the perspectives of Applied Linguistics and Neuroscience - and we drink tea. We organized our first summit in 2023
Goiás without borders
With Partners of the Americas Goiás (POA-GO), the NGO I was the president of, in association with the state government of Goiás, we provided 300 public high school students with English classes for specific purposes before they embarked on a short one-month exchange program in the USA with the New Jersey City University.
BRAZ-TESOL Mind, Brain, and Education
Founded in 2017 by Mirela Ramacciotti, the Brazilian TESOL committee launched the Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group. Our mission is to debunk the neuromyths and promote evidence-based practices. Follow @bratesolmbesig on Instagram
Immersion Course at UniEvangélica
In 2017, I was in charge of designing and coordinating a one-month 60-hour course for 80 students distributed in four different levels. We worked for the very first time with Project-based Learning. The students chose to present a travel website, a Facebook page for senior citizens and healthcare, an art exhibition with music, and a magazine about technology
Mr. Trunk Travels
Mr. Trunk is my travel buddy. He also happens to be a stuffed elephant but he doesn’t seem to care about that. He started as a project with my students and became something else. His next adventure will be to visit as many countries and schools as he can.
Partners of the Americas
I traveled to Laramie, Wyoming with a micro-scholarship from Partners of the Americas (POA). The purpose was the program was professional development. I used the time to volunteer, connect with partners, and interview teachers to multiply best practices back in Brazil
I became library coordinator at a binational center in Goiânia (CCBEU-GO). Together with some peers, we joined the Maker Movement and completely transformed our library. I was in charge of creating, implementing and overseeing the project.