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  1. Objectives • To develop techniques to work effectively with “new generation” of students • To use rubrics as part of your assessment plan • To employ techniques that promote academic integrity

  2. To Maximize the Session Participate (ask questions, give opinions, express concerns) Collaborate (share ideas, work together, offer suggestions) Respect (listen to each other, respect differing opinions) Commitment (participate actively)

  3. Fun (relax and enjoy our morning together)

  4. The Next Generation University College of the North

  5. Baby Boom Echo Generation Y Generation Next Nexters Digital Natives Generation Me Echo Boomers

  6. Millennials

  7. Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2011. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/98-311-x/2011003/tbl/tbl3_2-1-eng.cfm

  8. How Millennial are you?

  9. You have waited in line for cupcakes.

  10. You have taken a “selfie” while waiting in line for cupcakes

  11. You “Brangelina” your couple friends

  12. You can text while doing a sun salutation

  13. You use “friend” as a verb.

  14. You know what “YOLO” means

  15. Your “daily matches” are not tennis related

  16. You have used wikipedia as a primary source

  17. You have a tattoo

  18. You have a piercing in a place other than your earlobe

  19. 0-20%: #EpicFail.You probably don’t know what that means. Let’s just say it’s not so swell, Daddy-o. 30-50%: Like the Fresh Prince said, sometimes parents just don’t understandYou appear to have some millennial tendencies, but it likely embarrasses people when you rap. 60-70%: Baller, but not quite shot callerNot every millennial believes cupcakes are worth waiting in line for. At least you don’t pay for a landline anymore. 80-100%: OMG WTF YOU ARE RIDONKS MILLENNIALNailed it.

  20. Who are the Millennials?

  21. roughly1982 roughly 2004

  22. Who are Millennials as students in your classes? • Common characteristics or traits • Strengths • Challenges • Similar or different to students of other “generations” Discuss with a partner or in a small group. Be prepared to share part of your discussion with the large group.

  23. The Voice of the Active Learner

  24. “The problem is my age. It relentlessly advances while the faces staring back at me in the classroom remain the same, fixed between late adolescence and early adulthood. In short, I grow old while my students do not. And the increasing gap between our ages causes me some concern, pedagogically speaking.” - Joan Flaherty, Faculty Focus Higher Ed Teaching Strategies from Magna Publications, March 18, 2013

  25. Millennials go to College (2003) Neil Howe and William Strauss

  26. Seven General Characteristics of Millennials Feel that they are special Sheltered Team oriented Confident Pressured Strong desire to achieve Conventional

  27. Generation Me: Why Today’s young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled and more miserable than ever before by Jean Twenge

  28. Why don’t my students think I’m groovy: The new “r”s for engaging millennial learners Christy Price


  30. “ I failed a quiz because I didn’t realize he was teaching – I just thought he was talking.”

  31. Research-based Methods The first “R”

  32. Relevance The second “R”

  33. A tale of two Anatomy instructors Students must learn the facts. There isn’t any other way to teach except to stand in front of them and give them those facts. The primary objective of this course is to memorize large chunks of information. Bain, K. (2004). What the Best College Teacher Do

  34. A tale of two Anatomy instructors My role is to help students learn to use the information to solve medical problems. I explain how things work and attempt to clarify concepts, but we also grapple with problems and cases. Bain, K. (2004). What the Best College Teacher Do

  35. Rationale The Third “R”

  36. Relaxed The Fourth “R”

  37. Significant learning is most likely to occur within the context of a significant relationship

  38. Rapport The Fifth “R”

  39. Five “R”s for the Millennial • Research-based teaching • Relevance • Rationale – methods & assessments • Relaxed learning environment • Rapport

  40. McGill Tips for Engaging Learners VIU pages 29-32 Brock University Teaching Methods and Strategies

  41. Inside - Outside