Beauty Link - Volume 3, Issue 3 - (Page 33)

Q | feat ure | R A 21st-Century Teaching Methods for the Non-Traditional Student here has never been a time in our history where the students in our classrooms have been more diverse. As educators we are faced with the challenge of adapting our teaching styles to accommodate a new generation of learners. Who are these students that we fi nd within the confines of our classrooms? Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to today’s adult learner, the non-traditional student. The non-traditional student is the fastest growing segment of the student population according to the U.S. Census Bureau Report. The non-traditional student is usually over the age of 25. After graduating high school they went straight into the workforce, so there was a delay in their post-secondary education. In addition, this student typically has a full time job and is often juggling careers, family and school responsibilities. The bulk of our non-traditional students are made up of GenY. Not so much due to their age, but because they have so many responsibilities outside of school. First and foremost, we must approach education with a 21st-century mindset. Today’s students are digital learners; they have been raised on technology and are armed with smart phones, iPads, iPods, eBooks and apps… today’s student is plugged in 24/7–that’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those who don’t speak today’s student language. Today’s student… they have their cell phones. They are texting, talking, chatting, facebooking, listening to their iPods or playing Angry Birds… and they are usually doing several of them at the same time. The reality is that this new generation is wired a bit different than other generations, they are multitaskers. They excel when there are multiple things going on; or rather they excel when there are multiple forms of educational stimulation. So how do we begin to manage today students? How do we get their attention? How do we deliver an education that will meet their individual needs? T Patti Wannamaker, Academic Trainer, Milady B E A U T YL INK | B E A U T I FU L WO R L D | 2 0 1 1 | 33 http://www.beautyschools.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 3, Issue 3

2011 AACS Convention Navigating the New Beauty Landscape
In Memoriam: Leo Passage Pivot Point International Founder and Mentor
It’s a Beautiful World Externally Popular Looks from the Stone Age to the Digital Age
2011 Nicholas F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award
Managing Risk in a Litigious Society
A 21st-Century Mindset: Teaching Methods for the Non-Traditional Student
i-Fabulous: Creating the Very Best Version of You
Clearing the Air: Understanding Rights, Responsibilities and Medical Marijuana
Make a Difference in Our Beautiful World: Two Ways to Keep Mannequin Heads Out of Landfills
Styling the Brave: Beauty Careers on Military Bases
Overcoming the Stereotype: Apply Sport Clips Marketing Principles to Attract More Male Students
Making Positive Connections Through Touch
Overcoming Challenges: Stories of Inspiration Part Two of a Two-Part Series
CEA Annual Convention Photo Spread
Index to Advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 3, Issue 3

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