For months, I’ve been talking about the data and predictions in my newest book, Marching Off the Map—Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World. It was written for anyone who cares about the emerging generation, regardless of whether you’re a parent, educator, coach, employer, aunt, uncle or youth worker. It’s a research-based book filled with intrigue and hope.
Today, I’m pleased to announce that it is finally being released.
Let me tell you why I am so passionate about its content. In this book, my colleague, Andrew McPeak, and I unveil the following intriguing findings:
- The results of our nationwide focus groups with teens, where we discovered what they fear, what they struggle with and what they hope for in the future.
- The diagnosis for what social media is doing to the brains of both Generation Y and Z—the young people in their early teens and twenties.
- The predictions that futurists are making for our schools, families and businesses over the next decade.
- A summary of the greatest challenges we’ll face as we teach and mentor these students, and how to break through to genuinely engage them.
- What our young people will need to know in order to succeed in the years ahead, regardless of the career they choose.
- A game plan for utilizing meta-cognition as you communicate with teens and young adults in a classroom, workroom, weight room or a family room.
As our society migrates into a “smart” world—where not only our technology is smart, but so are our homes, cars, clothes, and entertainment spots—I envision the need for a plan to master the issues of mental health and moral development. In the words of entrepreneur Kevin Kelly, “our technology advances faster than we are able to civilize it.”
This is a serious issue, and yet, I remain hopeful.
Let’s be candid. We face similar realities that Alexander the Great faced centuries ago. He not only marched across the known world, but he led his armies into all new territory—where no maps existed yet. This forced some of his men to become mapmakers, enabling everyone to thrive in the new terrain. This book was created to walk you into new places (where we have no maps yet) and offer at least a template for a new map as we face new, inevitable realities.
The fact is, the future will creep up on us, whether we like it or not.
We will either be ready to prepare our kids for it as they become adults, or we will grieve over the fact that we weren’t ready for what was coming.
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Order Now: Marching Off the Map
Our new book is now available! Leading today’s students often feels like being in a new country with old maps that don’t work. Understanding and connecting with the generation in this land is often times frustrating and draining. We need new strategies on how to march off our old maps and create new ones.
From decades of research and hands-on experience, Dr. Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak collate their conclusions into one resource that helps adults:
- Inspire students to own their education and their future
- Lead students from an attitude of apathy to one of passion through metacognition
- Enable students to push back from the constant digital distractions and practice mindfulness
- Raise kids who make healthy progress, both emotionally and mentally, through their teenage years
- Give students the tools to handle the complexities of an ever-changing world
- Understand and practically apply the latest research on Generation Z