I was told a thousand times over to not call my X.

It took 36 days for me to call him the first time. What I realized was that he was in the same boat and I had flourished. I am glad I called. I wanted to make sure the pain was worth it, and IT WASN’t. I got so much out of that call. He is totally happy in his continuum.

I called back 4 days later because I missed the friendship and I realized, I will probably call a few more times. Not because I need him, but…

“They are the most connected, educated and sophisticated generation in history…They don’t just represent the future, they are creating it.”

- Mark McCrindle, Social Researcher

I have been fortunate to have taught across the lifespan. I have been a college professor as well as an elementary, middle, and high school teacher. I have experienced Gen Z from the oldest to the youngest and have always known they would be a defining generation. I recall my first experience interacting with Gen Z. In 2013, after teaching at the university level since 2009, I was hired as a substitute teacher for a group of 6th graders. At the time I was blown away by who these kids were and how they interacted…

“I don’t think a four-year degree is necessary to be proficient at coding… I think that’s an old, traditional view. What we found out is that if we can get coding in the early grades and have a progression of difficulty over the tenure of somebody’s high school years, by the time you graduate kids …they’re already writing apps that could be put on the App Store.”- Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

The above affirmation has given a beautiful opportunity for parents to address the teaching of code as they would any second language.

Start young, engage students continuously and help…

Ana-Maria Medina, PhD

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