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Highlight of the week: The guest speaker at our 8th grade promotion ceremony was a former student of mine, Bertram "BJ" Watson.

He was one of my first Media Arts majors ever. It is thrilling to see him doing so well.

On the other hand, I think I just figured out the lesson I want to do on the last two days of school. It's something that allows me to break down my lab before class so I don't have to do everything in two hours.

(Due to snow days, the last day for students is the last day for teachers. We have 2 hour early dismissals to give us time to clean our rooms. Hard to do that in 2 hours when you have to break down a computer lab.)

That feeling when you join a scholar themed instance and one of your first toots uses the wrong "too" in a sentence.

I should finish my coffee before engaging on social media.

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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