The finalists of this year's Premio Espiral Edublogs 2010 has been announced, and I'm mighty pleased to say that a cLiL to cLiMB is on the list!
Just to get to be on the list is very encouraging indeed, especially taking into account the blog isn't quite a year old, and it's been quite an upcLiL struggle to convince teachers that there really is stuff here both they and their students can use. It is rather frustrating to find that there are still a lot of them who are stuck in their old tried and tested methodology and are reluctant to tear away from their paper-bound mentality. Incidentally, tomorrow is Earth Day, and I've signed a pledge not to use or receive paper on that day - not that I do during other days! You can do the same on TeachPaperless.
What is important for me is not so much the amount of awards I can win, but rather that the stuff I create gets to be used by both teachers and students alike, and that it could help them improve their knowledge and skills, and more importantly, perhaps, to help them enjoy language rather than, as so many of them do, dread their English lessons. If winning awards helps increase readership, which, in turn, increases the number of people using the activities and suggestions here, then they will indeed be most welcomed and will surely give me infinite encouragement to carry on creating.
You can see the list of finalists here, and if you would like to say something about the blog, you can do it here, or by clicking on the image above. Oh, it is also very encouraging to note that the blog became a finalist in spite of the pitiful number of comments written!
Thank you for your valued support, and much gratitude goes especially to all those who have commented here and elsewhere on cyberland.