Getting ready for back to school: How setting goals can help Generation Z students excel in the new school year | Family Living – California News

Getting ready for back to school: How setting goals can help Generation Z students excel in the new school year | Family Living – California News

(BPT) – Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2012, is the first generation to grow up with a widespread use of digital tools. While technology is now part of everyday life, it’s important to remember that writing things down can be the first step to getting them done, especially when it comes to identifying and achieving goals for the upcoming school year.

David Stillman, coauthor of “Gen Z @ Work,” speaker and generations expert, explains that this generation lives in a “phigital” world – they seamlessly combine their digital and physical surroundings. “While Gen Z has grown up in a world full of the latest technology, when it comes to education, we find they value a combination of both analog and digital tools to help them achieve goals and get through daily tasks,” Stillman says.

According to a recent study commissioned by the Post-it Brand, 79 percent of Gen Zers write down their goals on paper.

Jonah Stillman, a recent Gen Z high school graduate who writes and speaks about Gen Z with his father David, adds, “While I use technology all day long, when it comes to lists and goal setting, when I write things down it signals that it needs to be done and it’s not as easy to forget.”

To help Gen Z prepare for back to school, David and Jonah offer tips for parents to help their students excel in the new school year.

Combine the analog and the digital. Getting and staying organized is easier when students have the tools that work best for them. “When it comes to education and learning strategies, analog…

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