I was quite amused by Don Tapscott’s depiction of today’s generation. At first glance many educators would likely agree – would you? Kids these days… Easy to say, huh? Great for the self esteem, too. We are quickly counting them out and throwing in the towel of the future.
So what is behind the generational disconnect? Why can’t we see their potential? Could it be that we are asking them to do the same things in the same way that we did many years ago? Do generals tell their soldiers to follow the same strategy and use the tools used a generation ago because they are not comfortable with the weapons of today? We have an educational arsenal at our fingertips that we aren’t using. What a waste of talent!