To all that commented on my posting:
I feel sincerely humbled by your kind words. At the same time it was a
feeling of exhilaration to watch them burn... I suppose you were all there,
dear list members, because without your wisdom, support, tongue-in-cheek
comments on the here-and-now of the EFL teaching reality I would never reach
the stage of throwing all those crutches away!
Thanks and let's grow, enjoying the process, because I can see our students
growing and enjoying it with us. Which might be more important for them
than learning impeccable use of Gerund...