Mind, Brain and Education SIG

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Contact us: mbesig@braztesol.org.br

SIG Mission: 

Our mission: To understand how our brain works, how to better use all the abilities we possess and to comprehend the boundaries of our individualities are necessary tools for the formation and development of capabilities both inside and outside the classroom. To know what science brings us in the transdisciplinary area of neuroscience, education and psychology will inform BRAZ-TESOL?s professionals to lead collaborative and cooperative learning and sustain the informed practice of the art of teaching

SIG Team

Mirela Ramacciotti

Former lawyer, teacher and translator, turned to education consultancy and materials writer in the area of TESOL and MBE; MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies at Johns Hopkins University & PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at USP; author of Aprender:entendendo o cérebro; runs the website www.neuroeducamente.com.br; manages the MBE SIG.


Mirela RamacciottiSIG Head

André Hedlund

André Hedlund is a Chevening Alumnus, MSc Psychology of Education - University of Bristol, Educational Consultant, Speaker, and Guest Lecturer on Bilingualism and Cognition in Postgraduate courses. He blogs at edcrocks.com.


André HedlundRepresentative for the Middle West Region

Luiz Henrique Chantre Silva

Undergraduate in Business Administration at UNIP, Post Graduate in Neuroscience applied to Education at Faculdade Santa Casa de São Paulo, Color Vowel Level One Instructor, Teacher Trainer and Director of Quality and Traing at Berlitz Brasil, working in ELT since 1996.


Luiz Henrique Chantre SilvaRepresentative for the Southeast Region

Cyntia Bailer

Cyntia Bailer holds a PhD in Language Studies (UFSC), under the supervision of Dr. Lêda Tomitch. She had a one-year research experience at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, under the supervision of Dr. Marcel Just. She currently works at FURB (Universidade Regional de Blumenau/SC) with the Letras course and the Graduate Program in Education.


Cyntia BailerRepresentative for the South Region

Rodolfo Mattiello

Rodolfo Mattiello holds a BA in Languages of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Masters in Applied Linguistics of the University of Edinburgh specialized in Language Acquisition under the Usage-based perspective with interest in Cognitive Linguistics, specialization degree in Lesson Planning of University of Oregon, Education Technology for EFL Classes of Iowa State University and he also co-authored the book ?Formação de Professores? (Paco Editorial). Founder of Mattiello Consultoria Acadêmica, a center for teachers? development and BELíngue, an online English school.


Rodolfo MattielloGeneral Secretary