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What to Read: Generation Z by Dr. Tim Elmore

Last year, Dr. Tim Elmore presented our faculty with a professional development session that informed us on the ways that Generation Z needs a different type of educational experience. He took us through the various generations leading us up to our current teenagers and provided us with key indicators of the emotional and mental states of the generations as well as some of the root causes. Our teenagers are now facing more than we ever thought they would, and with new technologies, we will need to continue to adapt. As parents and educators, we all have a part in the success in how to work with Generation Z. 


Dr. Elmore’s first book, Marching Off the Map, provided a great guide to understanding teenagers. We recommended that each of our faculty read that guidebook to help us connect better with the teens. Now, he has written a new book titled Generation Z Unfiltered:

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population. This book is designed to help adults do the following:

  • Understand the differences between Generation Z and previous generations – including the Millennials (Generation Y)

  • Discover the nine unique challenges that Generation Z is currently facing and how you can help them practically address each one

  • Develop coping skills in students to help them overcome their high levels of stress and anxiety

  • Cultivate grit and resilience in young adults that will allow them to bounce back from future setbacks

  • Apply proven, research-based strategies to equip teens and young adults to reach their potential

  • Taken from an excerpt from Dr. Elmore

Many of our faculty have already begun reading the book with hopes of finding even more ways to connect with this generation. We want to be equipped with the best knowledge to help us move forward in engaging them. We encourage all parents to take part in reading the book as well. To order your copy or to find out more, go to Dr. Elmore’s website at Generation Z Unfiltered.