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Date registered: 3 April 2015

Latest posts

  1. Reading Is a Fun Activity. How Can Children Discover That? — 8 April 2015
  2. Okumak Keyifli Bir Aktivitedir. Peki Çocuklar Bunu Nasıl Keşfedecek? — 6 April 2015
  3. We Say ‘Sharing is Good’. Well, Do We Really Share? — 3 April 2015
  4. Paylaşmak Güzeldir Diyoruz. Peki Gerçekten Paylaşıyor muyuz? — 3 April 2015
  5. TESOL Greece 36th Annual International Convention — 28 March 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Who Is Going To Be The ISTEK ELT 2011 Roving Reporter? You Decide! — 47 comments
  2. Top … ELT People To Follow On Twitter — 35 comments
  3. Six Reasons Why You Cannot Be A Bad Teacher — 33 comments
  4. SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part V) ‘Join Twitter’ by Shelly Terrell (@ShellTerrell) — 26 comments
  5. 40 Influential and Innovative Educators in ELT — 25 comments

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Mar 02

SPREAD YOUR ENTHUSIASM – “Teachers Can Do It!” by Zeynep Cihan

This is the story of three lovely English teachers and entrepreneurs in Istanbul, Turkey. If you like to meet them, they will be at ISTEK ELT 2013 Exhibition Area waiting for you at their wonderful stand:) As ESL teachers who have been working at many different language schools and private schools, my partners Gizem Altunyuva …

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Feb 24

Going To IATEFL For The First Time? Here Is Some Advice For You From My PLN

Having been the source of inspiration of ISTEK ELT, IATEFL Conference is the most important ELT event of the year for me. This year, I am very happy to be presenting with Luke Meddings and looking forward to meeting the ELT professionals and friends from all around the world. I have been invited to do …

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Jan 29

Twitter Followers Are Not Avatars, They Are Real People

This morning, I noticed that a Turkish columnist who started following me and who I followed back unfollowed me (tongue twister of the day:) Then I went to friendorfollow and saw that a couple of Turkish professors did the same. First they follow people, then people follow them back and then they unfollow people. Is …

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Jan 14

10 Tips To Look Professional Online

I decided to write this post after getting frustrated with a couple of Facebook status updates during the snow holiday in Istanbul. Those messages looked very unprofessional, and I thought it was a shame because those teachers also had their students (maybe students’ parents) and some administrators as Facebook friends. Taking this as a starting …

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Jan 08

ELT In Turkey From My Eyes

Becoming a teacher was one of the best decisions of my life. Since I found myself in a global staff room where I have contact with wonderful teachers from all around the world, I’ve been feeling more lucky and privileged. I think blogging and Twitter are very important turning points in my professional life. Both …

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Dec 28

My (Manageable) New Year’s Resolutions

Well… I had a look at my previous resolutions blog posts and since I still do not speak Spanish, I decided to make more manageable resolutions for the new year:) 1. Read more Reading for PD – My only problem is when I read a serious book (e.g. theory, research, etc.), my long term memory …

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Dec 28

ISTEK ELT 2013 Website is Now Online!


Oct 31

Who is Leaving Lasting Footprints in EdTech?

Since I started using online social networks, I’ve met many inspiring educators who use technology in their classes and make a real impact on their students’ learning experiences. I also know that there are some teachers who do great things in their classrooms, but cannot find time to share their experiences with other teachers on …

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Oct 23

ISTEK ELT 2013 Call for Proposals is Now Open!

I am very happy to announce that the 3rd ISTEK International ELT Conference is going to take place in 26-28 April 2013 at Yeditepe University in Istanbul. The conference website will be online in December, but the call for proposals is open at http://bit.ly/OYKhxP . The deadline for speaker proposals is 1 February 2013. I hope …

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Apr 28

Paper Laptop vs. Paper Boat

When my 7-year-old son made this paper laptop, I remembered my childhood and the paper boats which were my childhood’s most creative pieces of art:) Posting this without further comment. Generations and creativity…:)

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