Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #12
One of the books from my summer reading list was by Tim Elmore’s Generation iY. Elmore makes another important observation regarding how to best connect and relate to this generation.
We have to be mentors, not managers. We have to – in addition to teaching them all the standards and curriculum – to get them emotionally ready and socially ready for adulthood. Nothing like a daunting task!
· Think about this assignment – have students shadow an adult, who they consider a mentor, for a day to help them just dip their toe into the adult world. Now many will say yeah they will have to miss this class or what about this activity. Give me a break! Think of all the student could learn in doing that type of shadowing just once a quarter!