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Unplugging The Uhmmm TV Generation

“How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?” ~Paul Sweeney

My dad called us the “Uhmmm TV Generation” instead of MTV generation. He said that MTV was turning our brains into mush.

When I started teaching I noticed that my students learned best if I switched it up, kept it moving – all the time. My lectures turned into 30 second sound bites strung together.

My own children seem to get bored easily, yet don’t know how to entertain themselves. They rely too heavily on their computer, television and xBox to fill the void.

I think it’s time for another “Unplugged Weekend.”


Filed under How We Roll, Observations