“Kids Growing Up online”

The issue of a variety of problems educators face when teaching this generation of students is conveyed in an edition of  FRONTLINE PBS that aired on January 22, 2008. FRONTLINE investigated that there are educators who have difficulties teaching a generation of students who don’t read books or newspapers. A school principle said “We can’t possibly expect the learner of today to be engrossed by someone who speaks in a monotone voice  with a piece of chalk in their hand”.

When interviewed for this FRONTLINE documentary, Social Studies teacher Steve Maher shared: “We almost have to be entertainers…They consume so much media. We have to cut through that cloud of information around them , cut through that media, and capture their attention”.

*For more information on this documentary, please follow the  link below:

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