Mustafa POLAT

Mustafa POLAT

Mustafa POLAT

    Mustafa Polat, currently working as a full-time assistant professor at Bahcesehir University (BAU) Faculty of Educational Sciences, a part-time teacher trainer at National Geographic Learning and a visiting instructor at Bogazici University for the last 2 years, is a summa cum laude graduate of Middle East Technical University (METU) at the department of Foreign Language Education. He also received a minor diploma of general management at the department of Business Administration at METU. Having taught English at various foundation universities in Turkey for several years, he started a PhD program as a Fulbright scholar in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona. He earned another MA degree in SLAT as a Fulbright scholar and he also holds a PhD degree in SLAT specializing in language learners’ use of technology and diffusion of innovation within the framework of user intention theories. He has expertise in language pedagogy and educational technology. Currently, he offers pre-service educational technology and English language teaching (ELT) classes as an assistant professor at BAU ELT. He also offers classes at Bogazici University for senior year students as a visiting instructor. He does training sessions and workshops for educators employed by colleges and higher education institutions all around Turkey.

    Classroom Management: Happy Students = Effective Classrooms(K-12)Join at 12:00

    This session elaborates on the idea of not only happy students but also a positive classroom atmosphere. Afterwards, a list of topics and strategies are covered in parallel with effective teaching practices. The topics are various but not limited to: (1) setting ground rules, (2) classroom arrangements, (3) using classroom tools effectively, and (4) giving instructions.

    Classroom Management: Happy Students = Effective Classrooms(K-12)Join at 14:00

    This session elaborates on the idea of not only happy students but also a positive classroom atmosphere. Afterwards, a list of topics and strategies are covered in parallel with effective teaching practices. The topics are various but not limited to: (1) setting ground rules, (2) classroom arrangements, (3) using classroom tools effectively, and (4) giving instructions.