What's more useful for ESOL students? "academic language" or the next few hundred most common words in "general" English. feeldothink.org/blog/index.php

A highlight of the Saint Petersburg summer: Stand-Up-Paddle Fest on the Griboyedov Canal.

Tech for teacher development in Low and Middle Income countries youtu.be/Sw9aOdcb3ls with the EdTech hub (a uk gov. initiative)

browsing index.community/ which gives statistics on fediverse instances... for example % of insularity (posts mention people in the same instance) , and "neighbours" (based on mentions of users on other instances)

the latest moodle podcast podcastindex.org/podcast/42559 features Martin Dougiamas on the ideals which inform the Moodle project. "How do we empower teachers to improve the world?"

Watching the Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly. youtu.be/Z2WIVGl1qso which began with a minute of prayer or meditation

This new moon is for the hare - as seen from China and in Borges' "Manual de zoología fantástica" ... (reckoned to be the start of the year 4720)

28 1/2 - A beautiful drama-doc-opera set at the Youth Delphic Games in Samara.

some analogies for "zoom fatigue" like being in a lift, or having an assistant holding a mirror up, so you can see your own face all day long tmb.apaopen.org/pub/nonverbal-

New Moon - the start of a cycle is the optimal time for making resolutions.... solar years are too long to stay on track for.

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