Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Challenge of Teaching in 2018

I started teaching in 1985.  Life was different, society was different, schools were different and teaching was definitely different.   Technology has played a huge role in the change. There has been much discussion about the challenge of teaching today's children. Never before have I seen so many young elementary students suffering from anxiety and depression. As adults, is it time to reevaluate the choices we are making in the raising of our children? What is to become of us if we don't? 

Please take a listen to Simon Sinek as he addresses the concerns of a new generation.  

According to Simon Sinek, "We have the responsibility to make up the shortfall and help this amazing, idealistic, fantastic generation build their confidence, learn patience and learn social skills, find a balance between life and technology because frankly, it's the right thing to do."  

As teachers, I feel as though we need to lead the charge in this area. What's to be done?  
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  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this! I too have been teaching for 30 years and am saddened to see the number of students at the elementary level with anxiety. This video gave some really good advice about what to do to change the situation. Parents everywhere need to see this.

  2. Hello! I agree! Simon does make some excellent points and is quite inspiring. I do believe teachers can make a difference in these areas and together we can turn this trend around. Thanks for visiting my blog!