Part III: Finding Common Ground Among Generations*
The differences between generations are all around us, but in this post, we will look at finding common ground among them. This common ground will help us as educators work with and among multiple generations in our schools and communities.
As different as each generation may seem when we compare one to the other, here are a few items that they have similar feelings or interest in:
Integrity and Honesty
As educators, it is important to understand the similarities and differences between generations. By understanding these different perspectives, we can create a more inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students, all employees, and our entire school community.
*This is a series of blog posts on generational differences by Scott Rocco who presents and provides Keynotes on generational differences, hiring different generations, and the funny things about generations interacting with each other. Contact us at evolving@evolvingeducators to schedule Scott for a conference or training.
The way a person or generation of people receive information is very different today than it was 25, 50, or 100 years ago. The increased use and availability of technology, from computers to cell phones has made the access to information easier for most people. However, not every person or people within every generation are as open to receiving their information through a device. How we provide and present information in a way that every generation will understand can be challenging. But if we take the time to learn the differences, we can be a better communicator in our classrooms, schools, districts, and school communities.
Let’s start with the fact that no matter which generation we are working with or which generations we are working with, we should always be respectful of the people in those generations. So in this post let’s discuss the way each of the five current generations like to receive information.
Here is a breakdown of how different generations prefer to receive information:
*This is a series of blog posts on generational differences by Scott Rocco who presents and provides Keynotes on generational differences, hiring different generations, and the funny things about generations interacting with each other. Contact us at email@example.com to schedule Scott for a conference or training.
The Evolving Educators Team