Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Beloit College Mindset List

Teacher: Know Thy Students!

Each year, the distinguished staff at Beloit (WI) College publishes a list of ways that the world of their incoming class of Freshmen is different from their own, known as the Beloit College Mindset List. This year's list has been published, and, while it refers to a group of students who has just left the compulsory public education system, it still provides valuable insight on how students and we who serve them differ.  Here are some highlights:


And a few of my favorites from the list:
  • Ferris & Sloane could be their parents
  • Their school's "blackboards" have always been getting smarter
  • Amazon  has never just been a river in South America
  • Refer to LBJ and they just might think you're talking about LeBron James
  • Music has always been available via free downloads
  • Andy Warhol is a museum in Pittsburgh...

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