Dear all,

please find the news for this week below.

1.  Common Time Professional Development Sessions

As you know, we continue our sessions by conducting virtual meetings through Microsoft teams. You can find the details of this week’s sessions below:



Tugba Yıldırım & Meltem Yılmaz Artful Teaching Series Focus: Black-out Poetry

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

2.Mindful Break Session by Şule Bakırcan

Globally we are experiencing a sudden, unexpected and indefinite situation which disrupted our usual daily routines and living circumstances. This abrupt change triggers feelings of stress, fear and anxiety in us. Our nervous system is triggered constantly and it goes into fight, flight or freeze mode to deal with this traumatic experience. As a result, we may feel depleted, anxious, distracted, lost and depressed at times. In this session, we will practice simple movement, breathing and mindfulness activities to tap into our own resources and support our nervous system to relax in this experience.


– a comfortable outfit

– yoga mat(optional), pillows/blanket to create a comfortable seating position

– a paper and pen

Date & Time: 08.05.2020 & 15:00-16:00

Place: ZOOM ( Please send an email to to receive the Zoom link.)

3.Let’s Share!-Post 6

As you know, every Friday we share our favourite online tools and websites to ease each other’s job during these unprecedented days.  We shared “Post 6” last week which is on online tools for interactive presentations. Please don’t forget to share yours with all of us and thank you who have already contributed to our resource bank.