Thursday, October 27, 2005

Millenials in Your Classroom

Millenial Students

1979-1994

Multitasking

Highly engaged

Assertive

Know IM address, not phone number of friends

Globally connected

Accepting diversity

Technology connected

Constantly communicating

Creating and contributing

Goal oriented

Skilled information management

Wanting to make a change

Spiritual


School Classrooms

1700-2005

Singular task

Low engagement

Passively listening

No IM, not even email

Teacher only connected

Forbidden to communicate except when told

Limited class diversity

Computer lab technology

Do the worksheet goal

Little information to manage

Do non-relevant classwork

Prepare for work world


Are you millenial savvy?

Have you changed your classroom to accommodate them?

Will they learn in your classroom?

Based on

Mike Muir's The Millenials: Who They are and How They Learn

Luolo Hong's Millenials, Mayhem, and Miracles

The Millenials




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