Hi there fellow bloggers everywhere,
My name is Karin and I am a Norwegian English teacher currently living and teaching full time in a private K-8 school in Turkey (SEV). I’m “married with children” and have been living in beautiful İzmir for 10 + years now. We love it here and although we go “home” to Norway for holidays every so often, we really do plan on staying in Turkey 4ever!
I am passionate about teaching and learning and I decided to start experimenting with blogging in February. I wanted to keep up with my techno savvy grade 8 students who seem to know “everything” about computers, the internet and technology. To start, I entered the British Council’s Blogathon 2011 competition under the alias of ”CoffeeAddict” (it was either that or “Chocoholic”). To my surprise and delight, I ended up winning the Gold award, a trip to the IATEFL conference in Brighton! I also “won” a lot of new blogger-friends in the process and I am hoping to continue these friendships, get to know even more people and share and learn together through this new personal blog that I have started here.
Although this whole experiment started out as an edu-blog adventure, I am aiming for my personal blog here to also function a little bit as a running commentary on other aspects of my expat life here in Turkey. Posts about stuff other than teaching and education will be filed under the “Life in Turkey” category.