Does anyone understand the teen generation of today? Teachers perhaps do. But precious few others, that’s for sure.
Even most descriptions of them are contradictions of terms and, thus, confusing. For instance many aver that today’s teens are much more sophistocated than other post-war generations. That’s a given. No arguments here.
Generation Z (a.k.a. The Wired Generation) has been shaped by the Internet and has access to information unavailable to generations past.
It can be argued that educators today have a more diffucult time than teachers of generations past. The youth of today are far less complient and have a measure of freedom unthinkable in school age children in the past.
We’ve just had a visit from LaSalle H.S. Sudbury, Ontario. It was a group of 25 music students who came to attend the Toronto Symphony and take in a stage musical (The Lion King).
We often host School Groups from communities in Northern Ontario who come to Toronto to experience the cultural diversity of the city.
But perhaps the most remarkable about these groups of “A” students is the way they conduct themselves on these “field trips”.
The are always a pleasure to have as guests and we’ve never had a hint of a problem with them whatsoever.