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.