Teachers throughout Luzerne County are working harder than ever to educate their students. Why? Because many students are not being nurtured by the traditional American values of hard work, self-respect, integrity, manners and individual accountability.
Technology has created a generation of students with the inability to focus and concentrate.
Popular perceptions of technology are changing for the worse. Risks that people used to think are theoretical are starting to show up in real ways. Paradoxically technology has made teaching students more difficult to educate because it has caused a host of emotional, developmental, psychological and cognitive problems.
Consequently, a wave of smartphone backlash is gaining momentum in schools across America. .
Teachers are now dealing with a new breed of students that in many cases are consumed by technology.
All of us are eyewitnesses to the breakdown in morals, value, ethics and lack of respect exhibited in schools and society. Should this generation be blamed for the decadence and decline in America? Of course not, there are too many contemporary variables contributing to this demise. Never the less teachers must deal with this present situation. They are being confronted with a vast array of problems and issues that never existed before the digital age.
Teachers are no longer only educators; they are now taking on multiple roles. For many students, teachers are their last vestiges of hope. The energy, effort and dedication spent in dealing with challenging students demand more work, attention, and innovation by teachers. Helping students to become productive citizens cannot be measured in dollars.
Technology is not inherently bad; however, it has created a culture of disconnection and addiction. It is an amazing tool if used in the proper way. Empirical evidenced related to brain research is proving that the overuse of technology is having a negative impact on the human brain. The technological revolution of the 21st century has not paid off educationally. It’s time to re-evaluate the role of technology in the learning process. Technology has accelerated the pace of our lives and has made it seem like we were living in service of our devices rather than leveraging tools to make our lives better.