It looks like some of us may be getting together to write a recommendation for the AWG Outstanding Teacher Award. Many of us have not written recommendations before and I was wondering if the geoblogosphere had some advice. Namely some examples or PDF's on how to write a GREAT recommendation. This colleague is well deserving of the award and we want to give her the best possible chance of winning. I'll do some digging myself and post what I find. I have an article on the subtleties of language chosen to describe someone that make a big difference on how someone perceives the recommendation.
Also, if anyone has submitted a recommendation for a similar prestigious award, what was your experience with the process?