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etwinning: A European site and some fresh air

Though it´s the first time I take part in eTwinning, I have followed you in the last years. You have grown quickly since this virtual site allows teachers to communicate creativity, their interest of doing something more than lessons and something which could be called as the feeling of fresh air from other distant schools.
Reality is not great when working with difficult teenagers, and these virtual pages (Comenius Space, Spring Day, Etwinning) offer us the sensation that a project can be carried out with certain nearness to other positive teachers (whose we don´t know, but who can be encouraging for us in a common educational task). So in some ways, these iniciatives create a kind of invisible threads linking future realities in my pupils (they may not understand all of English; however they can take part in projects and join this virtual community.
And not only for the teaching of foreign languages, but also for the creation of a feeling of a common citizenship... linked by generous teachers who offer us ideas and products to share.

Reality is not great when working with difficult teenagers, and these virtual pages (Comenius Space, Spring Day, Etwinning) offer us the sensation that a project can be carried out with certain nearness to other positive teachers (whose we don´t know, but who can be encouraging for us in a common educational task). So in some ways, these iniciatives create a kind of invisible threads linking future realities in my pupils (they may not understand all of English; however they can take part in projects and join this virtual community.

And not only for the teaching of foreign languages, but also for the creation of a feeling of a common citizenship... linked by generous teachers who offer us ideas and products to share.
Unfortunately our educational realities are very different all over Europe... most times I feel frustrated at the poor knowledge and misbehaviour around; it is then when I decide to switch to the computer and take a bit of fresh air from eTwinning.

And meanwhile, I comfort myself from the discouraging reality dreaming of what is growing at slow pace: students are better now at languages than before, the ICT tools are more complex and provide more services than before...and who knows? Maybe the new eTwinning generation will be even more creative!