About me. This is my first post and I think it’s only fitting to fill you in on who I am and why I decided to start a blog. Well, first off all I’m Tatiana, but I’m sticking to my online alias which is all over the place as TatyGoRa (in Colombia we use two last names, so it’s short for Tatiana Gomez Ramirez). I’ve been an ESL teacher here in Colombia for over 13 years, although I got into it by accident (like most), I fell in love instantly with learning the language all over again by teaching it to others. After all these years of teaching I finally felt that I wanted a place to share my thoughts, experiences and continue learning by openly communicating with teachers from all over the world.
Now, here I am starting this blog and trying to play catch up with everything that’s out there on blogging in general and of course those specifically related to teaching English. There is so much out there and the idea is to share what I’ve come across and hopefully learn about tons more that I didn’t know about.
Why the FUNHOUSE? Teaching and learning can (and should) be fun. My view on teaching has always been that the more fun my students are having in the classroom, the more they will be engaged and in the correct mind frame to learn. So this FUNHOUSE is to compile my experiences, ideas and thoughts on how to make learning English fun, independent of the age of our students. I hope that it can help you get new ideas and that you can also share with us some of yours by commenting on the posts. Now this blog is not strictly for teachers, it’s also for students that want to continue improving their English skills and want to find out new strategies to learn the language.
So, welcome to TatyGoRa’s ESL FunHouse.