I call it teen-lish. It's a digital language. It's got two sounds: a grunt and a silence.
"Honey, come over for dinner." "Hmm." "Did you hear me?" Silence. "Can you listen to me?" "Hmm."
So we had a real issue with communicating, and we were just not communicating,
until one day I had this epiphany. I texted her. I got an instant response.
I said, no, that must have been by accident. She must have thought, you know, some friend of hers was calling her.
So I texted her again. Boom, another response. I said, this is great. And so since then, our life has changed.
I text her, she responds. It's just been absolutely great.
So our millennial generation is built differently.
Now, I'm older, and my youthful looks might belie that, but I'm not in the millennial generation.
But our kids are really different. The millennial generation is completely comfortable with online technology.
So why are we fighting it in the classroom? Let's not fight it. Let's embrace it.
In fact, I believe and I have two fat thumbs, I can't text very well, but I'm willing to bet that with evolution,
our kids and their grandchildren will develop really, really little, itty-bitty thumbs to text much better, that evolution will fix all of that stuff.