How Millennial are You?
You don’t have to read Cosmopolitan to find out, just take the quiz at the Pew Research Center website. Here are my results:
As you can see on the chart, my score says I behave more like a Gen-Xer than the Baby Boomer I really am. I feel pretty hip, but maybe I’m a traitor 🙂
One of our mantras at the Kaneb Center is, “Your students are not you.” That is, they have different goals, backgrounds, cultural norms, interests, and so on.
America’s newest generation, the Millennials, is in its coming-of-age phase. Who are they? How are they different? How are they being shaped by their moment in history? And how might they reshape America in the future?
These questions are tackled in a fascinating research report released yesterday by the Pew Research Center: Millennials: A portrait of generation next. I plan to read it and perhaps gain some new insights on my students’ behavior.