A Thank You Note

This is, as the title says, a thank you note. This past week I was voted first runner-up for best new blog by EduBlogs. I am incredibly humbled by it – and greatly motivated as well. Being nominated had already been a great award for me, just by being listed among so many incredible blogs – some of which I discovered through the list of nominees. As Jason Renshaw said in his post, we are all winners, especially for the fantastic showing of ELT participation in the blogosphere.


So I this post is to thank my amazing PLN for everything I have learned from them, for the motivating discussions, the great links to articles and tools to use in class, for the thought-provoking blog posts, the fun convos, for being who they are. And for the vote of confidence. I hope I am able to  keep participating and posting to be deserving of this. And a thank you for everyone who voted on the Edublog Awards, not only the ones who kindly voted on this blog, but everybody. I think we should help support initiatives likes this, who incentives the use of the web for professional development and sharing, as well as spread the word about the wonderful educators we have around. There are few initiatives like that available.


A thank you to a multicultural PLN


8 comments on “A Thank You Note

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  2. DaveDodgson says:

    “Teşekkür ederim” would be the Turkish addition. 😉

    Some well-deserved recognition, both for you and your blog and, as you said, ELT blogging in general. I feel there’s a great community of language teachers contributing to the education blogosphere, reflected by the number of us on the shortlist and your 1st runner-up award.

    Well done!

    • Hi Dave 🙂 Will add the Turkish word next time, thank you for teaching me it. And you are absolutely right about the community of language teachers on the blogsphere and twitter, and how we are all contributing to education in general. What calls my attention about this is that it’s a group of people filled with great ideas, eager to share and learn and especially support each other. I feel very lucky to be part of it. 🙂 Kolay Gelsin!

  3. Ania says:

    Your blog is amazing and you share so many wonderful ideas:) Congratulations once again:) And DZIĘKUJĘ (Thank you in Polish):)

    • Thank you Ania!!! It’s so great to receive feedback, especially when it’s as nice as yours 😉 I think sharing is innate in us teachers, don’t you?
      O prazer é todo meu (The pleasure is all mine in Portuguese ;-)).


  4. Susan Riley says:

    Congrats! I discovered your blog through the Edublog awards and I am so happy that I did! You have an amazing writing talent. I have also just started into blogging as a teacher and would love any advice on getting more traffic to come and read the darn thing. 🙂 I read and comment on many blogs and have been at it for about a month now. Any ideas on how to increase my readership? I’m looking forward to continuing to read about your journey.

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  6. Clyde says:

    Hi just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a
    few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think
    its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different
    internet browsers and both show the same results.

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