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