May 18, 2016


Some of these tumblr posts about history are funny.

And to prove the point of how I generally think and operate, these are the magnets in front of my desk at work. I did a whole document-based lesson on "Join or Die" last fall. It was a hit.

And it's that time of year when people start posting teacher-related links on Facebook. Here's a few that I've found.

7 reasons you might not want to teach anymore. Even if you don't teach or don't want to teach or don't like to click on articles that bloggers post, please click and read #6. It is everything. 

Sometimes I get sick of reading articles about the millenial generation. I was born in 1986. Decidedly not part of Gen X and I didn't grow up with technology either, so I can't be a millenial, right?
I work with 23-25 year olds. There is a big difference between those born in the mid-80s and true millenials (not good or bad, just in the way we approach things).

Like the article said, I used pay phones regularly. But I was also in junior high when I played around with Napster, and had a whopping 20 songs on my family's desktop computer. 
Maybe this born-in-the-late-80s group has such trouble finding themselves because we were smashed between Gen X, The Oregon Trail Generation, AND the millenials.

I propose a whole new generation for those born between 1984-1989. We had a completely different experience than those who came before us and after us.  
Name suggestions?

Happy Almost-Friday!

(is it sad that I consider Wednesday night "almost Friday"??)


  1. I have no idea what to call us, but I totally agree. I was born in 87 and don't fit with the "millenials" generation! We didn't even have a computer at our house until I was 13, for goodness sake.

  2. How about the "Awesome generation" or the "best generation ever"? I was born in 84, so I'm glad you included me. :)

  3. I still can't believe you were born in 1986.

  4. I am in said generation you propose a new name for and I totally agree. I remember learning what the internet was and not everyone having a cell phone and using card catalogs and phone books; early 20somethings don't.

  5. I was born in 1985, and I definitely don't consider myself a millennial. I vividly remember life before technology. I didn't have a home computer until I was well into high school, and I didn't have a cell phone until I was 17.

  6. I absolutely agree with this! I was born in 85 and I don't consider myself a millennial.

  7. Angel was born in 84 and I was born in 91. Besides the whole growing up in different countries thing, it's definitely clear that we grew up in entirely different decades and that made a big difference. We're living in a time when change moves fast over the course of a mere 7 years...

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  9. Well seeing that I was born in the last year of the late 80s I would say the xennials


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