Common Time Professional Development Sessions

  • You can find the details of this week’s session below:
ScOLa 220
‘Team Teaching as a Tool for Continuous Professional Development’ Özlem Kaplan & Selen Şirin Dülger The team teaching method, which is also known as collaborative teaching or co-teaching, provides an opportunity for teachers to learn from each other by closely working together to plan, deliver and reflect on lessons in order to further improve their practice. The literature on team teaching emphasizes many benefits of this professional development activity for teachers, students as well as institutions, and also states that teachers taking part in team teaching mostly have positive experiences. With these in mind, a group of teachers from team 3 and 5 decided to participate in team teaching, and this talk aims to share the details on how this team teaching process was planned and implemented together with the teachers’ perceptions regarding the impacts of team teaching on their teaching and their feelings about their team teaching experience by referring to the data collected through individual interviews. Therefore, this presentation may enable individual teachers who are eager to develop professionally to find a way to do that.

Please send an e-mail to presenters by Wednesday if you would like to attend this session so that they can make the necessary arrangements.

  • Reading Club will start as of next week. You can find the schedule below.  If you are planning to attend the sessions, please send an e-mail to by Thursday.


You can find the information regarding this semester’s ScOLa Clubs below.  As of this week, we start running our clubs.  Could you please continue encouraging your students to participate in the clubs they are interested in?  You can always get more information from the relevant club teacher.



FAO PD Units: EAQUALS Webinar Ahead -Non-violent Communication: Lessons for Post-Observation Feedback

Ania Kolbuszewska: Non-violent Communication: Lessons for Post-Observation Feedback

Thu, 20th Feb 2020, 17:00 – 18:00 (+03)

 Ania Kolbuszewska:

‘I very strongly believe that lesson observation (whichever shape it takes) is one of the most effective CPD tools we have at our disposal. Over the years, a lot has been said and written about observations and post-observation feedback. The sandwich approach to feedback has been described by a growing number of people as essentially cynical and couterproductive, and yet it still seems to be very much the pattern used for giving feedback. In this webinar I would like to look at how NVC (non-violent communication) can help us communicate effectively, with clarity and without resorting to the simplification that the sandwich approach seems to be in any kind of feedback situation, including post-observation feedback.’

Who is Ania Kolbuszewska?

Ania Kolbuszewska has been involved in ELT for around 30 years. She has been providing training as well as business and academic consultancy for a range of language teaching operations and mainstream educational institutions internationally. She has also worked as a communications and conflict management consultant in a corporate context.

A former Eaquals Board member and Director of Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services, she now continues to work with Eaquals.

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