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  1. Mar 2017
    1. the privileged Millennial whose character can only be built through an unforgiving exposure to adversity.

      I actually love when millennials are called privileged or lazy. I work 40 hours a week, I take 5 classes and maintain a 3.9 GPA. I am in the top 8% of my class. I own my own car, I manage two stock portfolios for myself, one of which is a college fund for my future child. I am financially independent. As I write this, I am sitting in my mechanic doing homework and I got here at 8am just to be able to make it to work for 10 an hour away where I will stay until 6 and then drive home in rush hour traffic. On top of this, Millennials are technologically advanced, informed on politics, and active in the world. Lazy? I think not.

    2. Instead, the instructor told her, “There are no devices allowed in this class.”

      I just have to point something out- I'm not trying to be totally insensitive. But as a future teacher, I don't feel like this student was denied anything. It sounds like someone didn't file her IEP correctly. In order for a student to receive accommodations, they must have the proper documentation. It's not difficult to get if they do what they have to do. This article doesn't further go into what happens with this student. She probably reminded the teacher that she has an IEP and it was handled. Or she was told she needed an IEP and got one or maybe the teacher had no idea and she went without her tablet for that class and it was fixed after. I don't like reading things like this because it makes teachers look bad when it's a flaw in the system.

    3. She has found that taking notes in class using an app on her tablet helps immensely with her comprehension

      Amazing. I am a special ed major and this is exactly the type of technology I want in my classroom to help these students!

  2. Feb 2017