Cagil Atac

Cagil Atac

Do you believe in utopias? I do! Because if you put that faith of realizing impossible in the centre of your heart, you can initiate to change something. To sum up, I am an utopistic educator.

After completing a double major from Yeditepe University, Turkey and graduating as both an English Teacher and an English philologist, I graduated from Jyvaskyla University in Finland with a master's degree in Educational Leadership, both creating a professional basis for myself and observing the Finnish education system that shook the world with its education system. While completing my master's degree, I did my optional internship at Kortepohjan Koulu, also in Finland, by giving English Drama lessons to 1st and 2nd grades, whose language of instruction is English. After returning to my country, I continued my teaching career as an English Teacher at YÖM Schools, which aimed at the development of children's social and emotional skills and developed and implemented their own programs for this purpose. In addition to my teaching career, I voluntarily give lectures, panels, trainings and speeches in my country to raise awareness of both students and teachers as an educational leader.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

Because I always see myself as a woman of the world. I chose English teaching as my specilization so that I may reach more children and teachers all around the world. Along with this reason, HunderED is one of the best platforms to enable a great deal of networks to make the world a better place with the help of many hands.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is like a sparkle that creates awareness. It depends on the connection between human beings who devote themselves in learning and growing.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Traditional is usually boring and it does not improve. It just makes you adapt and help you to tune. Yet, difference and diversity drag you out of your comfort zone and push you to try new things. Your brain starts to think, produce, use and evaluate. When you find something new, "eureka!", you throw the pebble into the water and first circle has started to be drawn around it.