Are you a teacher for Generation – Z

Who says teaching is the most easy job in the world ? Most of the people say if you can’t be anything be a teacher. My dears , please spend few months or few days in the classroom for long 8 hours. Only then you will realise that this is most challenging profession. You are not dealing with machines , instruments or any lifeless thing. You are dealing with 40 or 50 lives. These are not the ones like you but they belong to Generation – Z.

This generation who has born in the era where everything is mechanized, computerised. They are knowing how to handle the gadgets , smartphones, PS4 which you are still in the process of learning . Believe me a child of 1 year can scroll down the phone or search on YouTube better than you.

They don’t need you to explain anything or nor they need dictionary to know meanings. They have Google!!!

So , My dear teachers , why are you still there in schools ???

They have all the means to learn and get knowledge far beyond your capabilities. What they need is your ears ! Your attention , your time , your patience. They have all the online sources , family , friends and social media profiles . They can share their joys and sorrows online but they are all alone in this pseudolife. Help them to feel that someone is there in real life who real cares for them.

Children have lot to tell , to speak about but they have no one to hear. So my dear teacher’s, lend your ears to them. Listen them carefully with full attention and patience. Listen to their broken hearts , their reasons of joy , life mysteries.

Read out the article written by Shanna Peeples who is pursuing learning as a doctoral student @Harvard and 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She writes who can be bring their hearts out in the classroom and why should be do so.

What I’m sharing here is an abridged version of this lesson. Part of the reason the room gets quiet, I think, is because of a willingness to be authentic and vulnerable with our own authentic questions. I share my own frustrations with the difficult nature of justice, which is also an engaging topic for teenagers. ( Read the complete article here – The questions kids carry)

Their little minds are always been bombarded within . Lots of questions keep popping up. We as teachers should give them courage to ask these questions. We should vent out all their thoughts and solve their doubts. We have to develop the faith so that they should confide within us.

We as teachers have to bring the children’s positive side out which may have overshadowed by negativity. Help them to grow morally and spiritually. #journeysays #myfriendalexa

Be ready to bring change in lives of your students. They need you more now than ever.

Happy Teacher’s Day to all.

What qualities do you expect a teacher for today’s generation should have ? If you are a teacher of this generation , how would you handle them ??

Aurora M #journeysays

18 Responses

  1. Very insightful and thought provoking post.. The role of teachers has also undergone a huge makeover with the advancement in technology.. Good write up ??

    • Thank Aadhira !
      Apart from teaching concepts n giving notes , I feel teacher is one person whom you can confide . She will always show you right path. There are many problems at young age which you may not be able to discuss with parents or friends. In this case you can rely on your teacher.

  2. Hi Aurora, that’s a beautiful article by you about the most influential person in everyone’s life. The contribution of teachers is immense and they dedicate their entire life in shaping others. I agree with you that being a teacher to Gen-Z is not easy at all and it requires a different kind of skill set to teach them. Listening, definitely, is one of the most important skill needed to connect with them. Thanks for this wonderful insight.

  3. After mothers, it’s the teachers who lay the foundation for the next generation. Hence, they are often known as second mothers. Teachers have this huge responsibility to render freedom to students to express their view without any fear.
    Well written post.

  4. Well said…teachers have to lend their ears to the children and parents have to lend their ears as well to listen to the children carefully…

  5. Teaching is perhaps the most underrated of professions. Whereas it should be the most celebrated one. It is always great to read a post from a teacher’s perspective. Truly enjoyed reading it.

  6. I completly agree with you, most of the time people consider teaching is an easy job and any one can be a teacher but in realty being a teacher is one of the most responsible job and their work determine the future of next generation. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

  7. This is so true! It’s a good thing to see teachers being trained in the new tech as well .. and the part where you mentioned about teaching humans yes it’s so challenging. A machine will do as it’s told. But humans- they mostly wont!

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