Monday, 29 December 2014

Thank-you!


Apologies for taking so long to say thanks for the support & votes for the 2014 Edublog Teacher's Blog of the year award but it's been a busy few weeks.
I was absolutely delighted to have been nominated for this award by an incredibly supportive & inspiring fellow blogger: Juliet from Creative Star Learning Company. (http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/blog/)
Then I was so flattered to have actually made the shortlist of 47, especially as I was the lone early years teacher in the category. 
In the end, after an amazing campaign to raise awareness of the award by a current parent, I made it into 4th place!
As I pointed out in an earlier post, I don't blog for awards but it is always great to be recognised by others for the contribution you are making within your field. When I started blogging in January 2011, it was mainly because I felt that my outdoor play approach was a good one & that perhaps I could help other nursery teachers to begin to see that they can go outdoors every day & to help people see the potential of their outdoor space.
Now almost 4 years on, the blog has proved to be a great tool for self-evaluation; it has helped me to look at my practice with a more critical eye & to always question what I am doing & to, hopefully, explain why I am doing things a certain way. 
Thanks again to Juliet & Julie for helping me reach 4th place!


6 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Well deserved and its lovely to be praised for the wonderful posts, very happy for you.

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    1. Thanks Kim, your comments are always so welcome xx

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  2. Congratulations. Onward and upward in 2015. Ring in the new year and looking forward to hearing more about your adventures.

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  3. Fantastic Kierna and well deserved.

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  4. Kierna, I am just catching up with the blogs otherwise I would have commented earlier. Your recognition is well-deserved. But you really didn't need the recognition to know that you do good work, did you? Although, there is a bit of satisfaction when others do recognize it. What comes through in your blog loud and clear is your enthusiasm and passion for what you do. And I mean loud and clear. It would be great fun to be a child in your program. I am also impressed at how easily and widely you make connections with others in the field of early childhood. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks everyone & Tom of course you're spot on, none of us needs this kind of recognition to realise our blogging is making a difference but it's still great to be recognised in a field that pays more attention to those more techy blogs & ones for older pupils. And you're not too bad at connecting with others either! Here's to lots more adventures in 2015.

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