They were evolved in the generation of latest technological invention era. Millennial have their cell phones in hand before they take a brush in the morning. From the generation of very few outdated electronic devices to an evolving era of multimedia handsets, these Millennial can’t breathe without gadgets. All they know is about texting, Googling, searching on web, coding, and how can I forget their favorite part Facebooking.
More than the textbooks of their standards they know more deeply about the gadgets they use, be it there multimedia cellphone, personal computer or the latest version of iPod. It might take them some time to read the printed words on paper, but when it’s a text on the phone, their mind works at lightning speed. By this, we surely know teaching Millennial is no less than a challenge. But to how to make sure your school is teaching millennial minds? Well, we have got this rightful guide to help you out find the solution in the best possible way.
How is old psychology changing Millenial’s Mind?
Well, Millennial are more inclined towards making their own identity in the society, prefer to generate more income passively than active working, they like going for collaborative work, they prioritize life overwork, and that’s completely different from what old psychology was. In contrast, boomers were more like doing busy work and craving a path to success, work was their life, and for all of them, Millennial generation is spoiled.
Though things have changed a lot from boomers to Millennial generation, the human brain is still the same and functions in a similar manner. The ways to use brain has indeed evolved, but the challenges and dreams are still the same. And to overcome all of the situations you still need to use old psychology but innovatively to rhyme with Millennial mind. It’s a challenge for the teachers and instructors to adapt the teaching manners and the classroom facilities as per the needs of Millennial. Here are four ethics that need to follow to teach effectively.
Ethics to follow
1. Infuse learning with technology: Since the millennial generation is entirely born and raised in the new tech world, incorporating technology in the studies can bring a huge difference. Providing online recorded lectures for those who can’t attend the class, taking doubt sessions online, online learning, podcasts, zoom classes, all these methods can make a real change.
Technology is Your Friend.
They Love Working as Teams, So do you!!
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- Group study:As told earlier, Millennial love to work collaboratively, it is not only a productive way to include multiple minds in a single project to get a better result but also it reduces the time frame to get any result. Giving assignments to a group of students on a digital platform where all of them can instil their ideas together and merge it all to get the best out of it. This will not only promote learning new ideas but also encourage the social behavior of working as a team.
- Innovative ideas to teach in the classroom:Instead of chalk and blackboard, it’s time to shift to a smart classroom. Use PowerPoint presentations, live examples, online video clips to teach what to intend to make your students learn. It’s not the time to ask them to grab it all; instead, it’s time to understand and fix it in their mind by creating a live picture on their brains.
- Focused attention: As an instructor, you only have initial fee minutes to get all your student to listen to what you are teaching before their mind starts wandering anywhere else. To instil
such practices in your teaching that your students remain attached with you throughout your entire session. Keep it crisp yet simple and effective.
Are Your Teachers Following These Ethics?
Well, it’s the point of significant concern about how effectively your teachers are following these ethics to bring out the best in Millennial. The only way to find out the solution to this question is to interact with the students and try to figure out how much they have learnt to whatever is taught to them. It is all about an interactive session with the students to see if they understand things or it’s just like usual lectures to them. Since lecturing is old psychology, following the ethics can indeed help students to retain the knowledge that’s has been given to them.