Category Archive: Series

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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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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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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Jan 27

My PLN Thinks… “Looking For Another Dimension” by Patrick Jackson

It’s a bit awkward. Most of my living is made from adoptions in far flung lands. I am frequently made to feel like the scum of the Earth and I read a lot of things that suggest my work is soon and inevitably going to disappear like something out of The Day After Tomorrow. Frozen …

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Sep 19

SPREAD YOUR ENTHUSIASM – “The Success Story of Monica Harvey”

When I was invited to the Amazing Minds event organized by Pearson Longman, I didn’t know that I would meet forty amazing mind from thirty-eight different countries. I was fascinated by the richness of those five days in Cambridge. (I’d like to thank Nigar Kucuksonmez and Isil Berkan from Pearson Longman Turkey and Carol Higho, …

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Feb 28

SPREAD YOUR ENTHUSIASM – “Students Without Borders” by Sebnem Oral

I would like to share one of my teaching experiences that I had with my grade 5 students. We started to use the book ‘Cornerstone’ from Longman this year. Our first unit was ‘Helping others’. The big question for our class was ‘How could they make a difference in their lives and in the lives …

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Feb 18


I know many teachers who do incredible things in their classrooms that I think needs to be shared with the other teachers both to celebrate their success and to serve as a source of inspiration and creativity. That is the reason I am starting “SPREAD YOUR ENTHUSIASM” series. This will be an ongoing series and open …

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