But I still don't GET the students. I've been attending these once a month seminars with our "whatever it takes to kiss up to students and piss off faculty" director.
|Let me care about you!|
Millennials also want to know that we care about them. Remember that they are still attached to their parents and not far from the nest. They are also accustomed to near-constant interaction, so they do want to relate to us. Showing that we care about their learning and well-being---by calling them by name, asking them about their weekend, promising we will do whatever it takes to help them learn, stating how much we want them to be successful, and voicing our high expectations of them---will go very far in earning their loyalty and trust.See, I want to get with that. I want to do what I can to make "it" work for my students. But, fuck me, I'm about done being the only one in the classroom trying to get it to work for all of them!
- Rayna in Racine