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Learning happens in our brains. It's a physical and biological process. Brain-based teaching and learning focus on how the brain learns best and how language teachers can learn to understand and use this knowledge to help students learn English effectively. Much is already known about brain functioning during learning processes to orient the practice of teaching. The brain and learning are the bridge that teachers can and must cross with knowledge that effectively connects them to learners. 


In this five-week online workshop offered through the Electronic Village Online, participants will explore how the brain works during the learning process and they will be introduced to helpful tips to enhance their teaching practice. By the end of the workshop, participants will have had an overview of how neuroscientific research findings can positively impact educators' pedagogical approach to spice up their lesson plans to promote students' creativity, engagement and learning. We promise it will be madly fun and informative!


Target Audience

Any educator willing to step up to understanding how neuroscience in education can enrich and enliven their classrooms with sound pedagogical approaches based on the knowledge on how our brain works. Participants are assumed to have skills necessary for basic communication via a discussion group and Internet browsing skills (tutorials will be made available for those with difficulties in areas that may prevent participation).


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Sign up for the session starts on Jan 7th, 2013 at our 

Also, request access to our session WIKI at 


The action starts on Jan 14, 2013.


To join this group:


From January 7 to 13:


  1. Go to: http://edmodo.com 
  2. Click on "Sign up
  3. Request to join the Group (left side of your screen once you've signed up)

Group Code: r1x8tp

     4. Check the weekly tasks at week1



When you register for the group, you will have to be approved by the moderator in order to reduce the possibility of "unwanted" members (such as spammers).




This session will be conducted by educators who study about and are interested in how scientific discoveries about the brain can help us to help our students learn better. By no means is it meant to be a scientific session. This Electronic Village Online aims at reflecting upon and discussing about topics related to how the brain learns best; making discoveries to dispel brain myths in education; and helping us to become more informed educators who are better prepared to work in the classroom.







Comments (Show all 50)

Denise De Felice said

at 7:21 am on Jan 14, 2013

Welcome aboard, Valeria! I'm from Rio, too, but I live in Brasilia. Looking forward to lots of sharing!

Valeria Genaro said

at 5:12 pm on Jan 18, 2013

It seems that there are a significant number of Brazilians here. Happy to be able to share and learn with you all. ;D

Valeria Genaro said

at 5:15 pm on Jan 18, 2013

Oops, there is...

Denise De Felice said

at 7:23 am on Jan 14, 2013

Thank you for joining our session, Ana!

Denise De Felice said

at 7:24 am on Jan 14, 2013

Welcome aboard, Maja!

Denise De Felice said

at 7:25 am on Jan 14, 2013

Welcome aboard, Carmen! I am looking forward to lots of sharing!

anamaria said

at 10:39 am on Jan 14, 2013

Hi, Chris, welcome to the group, hope we can learn a lot together.

Fede said

at 11:45 am on Jan 14, 2013

Thank you so much for accepting my request! I'm from Argentina. Hope to learn and enrich my teaching practices with this online course!

Yeison Gimenez said

at 1:58 pm on Jan 14, 2013

Welcome, hermano! I'd like to keep in contact with you, Fede. Have some questions about education and these stuff in Argentina. I'd really appreciate if you add me on facebook. You can find me with the same name I have in here. ¡Gracias!

KaijaS said

at 1:12 pm on Jan 14, 2013

Greetings from North Karelia, Finland. Looking forward to learning & sharing during the next 5 weeks or so.

Yeison Gimenez said

at 1:22 pm on Jan 14, 2013

Hello from Venezuela! Hope we can have a good time learning and enjoying this course! ^^

PD: To admins: I haven't been accepted in Edmodo. When I try to get into the group site, a message shows up saying: "You have requested to join this group. The owner of this group must approve your request."

I would really appreciate if you accept my request. Thank you!

anamaria said

at 7:35 pm on Jan 14, 2013

Mr. Gimenez, a question, have you created your account as a TEACHER in edmodo? If you enter the right code of the group, you're automatically accepted in the group.
Hoping to help, these are the steps you should follow.
1. create your account at Edmodo, as a teacher.
2. log into edmodo, then on the left sidebar, next to GROUPS, click JOIN and type the code r1x8tp . Then, you should have access to the group.

Hope it helps.

Yeison Gimenez said

at 8:15 pm on Jan 14, 2013

It worked! Thanks a lot :)

Fede said

at 3:23 pm on Jan 14, 2013

Yeison I tried to find you on facebook but I couldn't find you. Do you have a profile picture in particular?

Yeison Gimenez said

at 8:17 pm on Jan 14, 2013

Blonde guy with a girl next to me. Black shirt, also.
Try typing my e-mail, which is yeisongmnz@gmail.com.

claurebello said

at 7:56 pm on Jan 14, 2013

HI everyone

Nina Lyulkun said

at 5:23 am on Jan 15, 2013

Hi Claudia! Happy to have you with us!

SineadMc said

at 11:46 am on Jan 15, 2013

Hello everyone, we've barely started and I already feel like I've learned a lot. Nice to meet you all!

selma said

at 2:02 pm on Jan 15, 2013

Hello, everyone,
I tried to leave a message here yesterday, but an error occurred. I am trying again just to say thank you for granting access in this course. I am looking forward to learning and sharing alot with this group.

Diana Fahey said

at 2:09 pm on Jan 15, 2013

Thank you for access to the course. I'm looking forward to getting started but I'm very busy today and tomorrow so..starting thursday.

Nina Lyulkun said

at 3:19 am on Jan 18, 2013

Welcome aboard, Diana! Feel free to join at any comfortable for you time.

Terri Peters said

at 2:27 pm on Jan 15, 2013

I am glad to get started. Am logging off as I have students soon. Thanks for the technology help. Terri

Mr. ceballos said

at 9:42 pm on Jan 15, 2013

here is the link to my portfolio! thanks a lot.


green-studer said

at 6:51 am on Jan 16, 2013

I also find this a bit confusing with the multiple spaces and message boards. I just added a comment on the page where people had commented the brain myths article but can't find it anymore.

rlaanani said

at 2:44 pm on Feb 11, 2013

This is exactly my story.green!

tesuque said

at 8:23 am on Jan 16, 2013


Roxana said

at 12:10 am on Jan 17, 2013

I am still a bit confusing. I have only been able to add my comment about the test, but I will take more time to explore the other tools. I do hope to learn fast. I am so glad to get started

Roxana said

at 12:13 am on Jan 17, 2013

I meant confused.

rlaanani said

at 7:30 am on Jan 17, 2013

The problem is that much of what we know is not true(a myth)! How come! So, what is the reality as far as the brain test is concerned?

anlap said

at 2:57 pm on Jan 17, 2013

Hi Eveyone, I'd love to interact with other participants of this on line course, but I'm facing a lot of difficult figuring out how to use on line tools. please help. I read above article found out (myth) I've never thought it would be untruth. It confuses us sometimes I'll keep reading about that to better understand.

Marineide Rodrigues Colson said

at 9:51 pm on Jan 17, 2013

I'm enjoying being a part o this EVO session a whole lot. I like the sharing of different sources, opinions, questions, etc. Just saying!

rlaanani said

at 6:30 pm on Jan 19, 2013

Hi everybody
The problem is that much of what we know is not true(a myth)! How come! So, what is the reality as far as the brain test is concerned?

Bia Hedegaard said

at 7:01 pm on Jan 20, 2013

Hello folks,
Here is the link to my portfolio http://biahedegaard.wordpress.com/learninglab/
I just created a page in my already existing blog. It had been abandoned for quite some time and I thought it would be a nice opportunity to resuscitate this dear friend of mine. This way, I'm already implementing one of my New Year's resolutions for 2013. Iuhuu!!

Mary Hillis said

at 9:57 pm on Jan 21, 2013

Carla, thank you for aggregating all the blogs in Google Reader! And thank you everyone for writing such interesting reflections on the course! I've been really enjoying reading and commenting. Kudos!

Silvia Borba said

at 6:45 pm on Jan 22, 2013

To Adminis: Hello I have tried very hard to complete the information at Edmodo.com page. The problem is that I did it before something went wrong and now I get a message that my own e mail address is taken. My address is ssbsierra@gmail.com. Will you please help me?

Marineide Rodrigues Colson said

at 3:25 pm on Feb 1, 2013

Week 3, completed! Yeah!!!!
Good job, everyone!
Have a blessed month of February!!!!

IdaEsther said

at 11:14 pm on Feb 1, 2013

Hi you all : I `ll try to catch up with the activities. I am from Chile, it is summertime, and I was away for a couple of days. I didn`t do all the activities but I took a book with me about the Brain and the emotional intelligence by Goleman. There is one interesting aspects I`d like to share with you :
The amygdala is triggered when a person is: treated unfairly, not respected, not considered a valuable person, not listened, when we are working under unreal schedules. Adults can use some mechanisms to control the unbalance an environment with these characteristics can cause. But are our students able to keep control of an uncertain classroom environment? Now , I `m going to re-write my blog. Have a good week end.

Bob said

at 8:06 am on Feb 2, 2013

If anyone is interested in some heavier learning about the brain I found this free course on Coursera which starts March. It is titled 'Synapses, Neurons and Brains'


Hopefully we will have a head start on some of the others :)

Carla Arena said

at 9:28 pm on Feb 4, 2013

Great, Bob!

SineadMc said

at 9:25 am on Feb 3, 2013

Thanks for the link, Bob. That looks super interesting! I hope I can find the time :D.

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