Teaching Generation Z: Four key characteristics and how they shape your classrooms

If you are an educator and you teach students between 8 and 23 years old (born 1997-2012), you are teaching Generation Z—young people who have never known a life without technology, writes teacher and author Karl Pupé.

In this article I am going to examine four characteristics unique to this group and provide tips to help you engage them.

  1. They are ambitious about their future

Having a job they love is most important to Generation Z, according to an IPSOS Mori Survey. They are also more optimistic about their future compared to other generations, with 25 per cent saying they will have a better life than the generation before them.


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