Analysis: A More Innovative Classroom

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Generation Me students will do better if the teachers are willing to adjust their lessons into a more innovative experience. Similar to GenMe’ers that work in jobs, they provide motivation through encouragement. In order for students to “try harder” it would have to be the teacher’s responsibility. What teachers present to GenMe’ers incorrectly is the terrible kind of encouragement that misleads them, like “Believe in yourself” or “You be whoever you want to be”. Presenting many points on how to create a more innovative classroom for younger children, the author of “A More Innovative Classroom Can be as Easy as One, Two, Three,” Joseph S.C. Simplicio discusses, “Assigning projects that will produce work worthy of once again being displayed …show more content…
Schools teach children to always “Love Yourself” when it comes to creating higher self-esteem. When students get used to this aphorism, it creates an oblivious personality where the GenMe’er only relies on his/herself. In the book Generation Me, Twenge observed that, “Instead of asking for a balanced treatment of a topic, however, the test asks for the student to ‘develop your point of view on the issue’... What’s important is that you take a position and state how you feel. It is not important what other people might think, just what you think,” (p.72, par. 1). In Generation Me, they are always told that their feelings and thoughts should always be taken into consideration. Because teachers are constantly teaching the students this, it makes sense to put it on an SAT test. This makes it hard for Generation Me because constantly having to rely on themselves does not create any close friends to help them in school. It is either all about them and what they think about themselves or no one at all. Describing individualism in students, Samantha Raphelson, publisher of the article “Getting Some ‘Me’ Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic,” she points out that, “Some scholars argue that millennials aren’t entitled-- they just have more time to be themselves,” (par. 3). When GenMe’ers have more time to be themselves, it can depend on what type of personality they choose to go with for the rest of their lives. …show more content…
It does not seem right to rely on ourselves every day we live. Everyone needs someone to talk to and depend on in case if something tragic happens to one person. If there was one person who was different compared to all of GenMe’ers, it would be hard for him or her to live because everyone else would be too self-centered to notice the person. Our society should attempt to intervene these trends now because the self-esteem curriculum being taught in schools only breeds more narcissistic children. If it is not stopped, it might be too late. In 10 to 15 years, it might be impossible to revert to a normal society that can be comparable to previous

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