James Piecowye thinking out loud

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Posted on | March 7, 2014 | No Comments

My day job is associate professor in the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University, my hobby job is producer, presenter, innovator and idea guy with Nightline on Dubaieye.

These jobs have many similarities.

  • talk
  • present ideas
  • answer questions
  • entertain
  • constant evaluation
  • require skill
  • everyone could do them

But it seems the value of the comment is underrated by both.

When people comment on how well we are doing in the classroom or on air the comments seem to go unnoticed by management and when people make a negative comment about our performance on air or in the classroom we are quick to be called in for a consultation.

Odd how comments are valued.

All the same I love comments, good or bad.

Last week I received a comment that made my day.

A student came to me after class, she actually came back to the class well after the rest of the students had left, and said “sir I have to tell you something”, never a good start.

She then went on to tell me how she is tutoring students in another section based on what I am teaching her in our section!

FANTASTIC the student is recognising value of what I do and is doing exactly what I suggest, share what we do in class far and wide.

Comments are good be sure to give them!




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