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Like most folks who teach, I can relate to the comic below. I respond the same way.

This might be a natural human response given how bad news and reviews travel or stick more. It is one way for newspapers to survive and app developers to die of reputational embarrassment.

But focusing on what only grabs attention is detrimental. It might drag morale or disable action. I will try to focus on what worked well while taking constructively offered feedback into account.

Example of positive feedback left by a graduate student in a one-minute paper.

My current sets of students are future university professors and researchers. It is rare for such faculty-to-be to offer positive and unsolicited feedback in an open area like a one-minute paper.

I appreciate the shared thought and am energised to keep performing at a high level. To do less would be a disservice to my learners.

After reading this tweet and visiting the embedded link, I wondered: What exactly is using Internet and mobile technologies positively?

The linked website provides some insights, but I am still have questions like:

  • Why is “cyberwellness” still the term of choice?
  • Why are “screen time” and “device-free leisure activities” still the norm?
  • Is rocking the boat for progressive change is considered positive?

I am positive that digital citizenship, literacy and fluency is the way to go over cyber-anything.

I am positive that screen time is an uncritical catchall phrase.

I am positive that looking back all the time while trying to move forward leads to missteps and falling flat on your face.

I am positive. So positive that I share select image quotes I made over the last few years.

To leave a better planet for our kids, we need to leave better kids for our planet.

Change matters.

Doing things differently does not always mean doing things better. But doing things better always means doing things differently. -- Hank McKinnell (Former CEO of Pfizer)

Video source

Non-mathematical evidence that two negatives (Nyan cat song and Rebecca Black’s Friday) can sound good when mashed up.


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