After one year of studying for Cambridge Delta module 1, I finally feel it's paying off.
I felt confident and at ease teaching an upper-intermediate pronunciation class and an advanced study skills workshop this week, something I would have been terrified of doing last year.
I can say, for myself, that the reason I first got into Twitter was to get the news as fast as possible. So that's something I'd like to make available through my instance, with my curated feed.
Starting to settle into Mastodon, I see substantial conversations are also possible here. I'd like to bring designers, developers, dreamers, and mad scientists together.
But what other functions are people wishing Mastodon could serve?
Imagine if the only way to make things better for your own kids was to make things better for everyone else's too
Back to work, back on Mastodon, I hope to be soon back on my blog too.
It's been great to have a break from it all for a while.
#Tech professionals choosing Gmail, MacOS, logged-in Google Maps, the App Store, Chrome's predictive features, iCloud… in the name of convenience, reliability and speed are like chefs or nutritionists eating at McDonald's or KFC every other day because it's quick and easy and it tastes great.
Nothing will ever taste as good as being vegan feels.
Man, Hollywood got so much right about making a female hero with Ellen Ripley, and promptly forgot all of it.
Had dinner yesterday with a person who does not believe in climate change.
His argument was: "we're so small, the earth is so big and old. We can't possibly affect its climate. What do scientists know about the earth and its climate, since we've only been here for a small fraction of time compared to how old this planet is."
Doesn't he know that all the information he's giving for granted comes from years of scientific research?
Hey hey mastodon users, just a friendly reminder that if you see stuf that you deem does not follow the rules of your instance, please do use the report button, so admins can take a look and keep federations an enjoyable place to explore!
"White actors must stand up to whitewashing. Ed Skrein shows how | Vera Chok"
White actors must stand up to whitewashing. Ed Skrein shows how
You're gonna like this, @manuel_uberti
Seeing people get excited about cool things they've made makes me happy.
It's one of the things I keep in mind when writing lessons.
Completing worksheets and tests does not give the same return for the effort.
Notes on music Show more
Most of the rock we used to love show us artists pretty conservative.
This is not wrong, of course, since this is what they are good at. They make money out of it, and a living, so it must mean something.
However, it limits their approach and their possibilities. It limits what they can tell us and what we are left with.
It's just not enough anymore.