Millennial Burnout and Generational Angst Edition – Trending In Education – Episode 160

We tackle a recent article from BuzzFeedNews.com that explores Millennials as the ‘Burnout Generation’. Does Anne Helen Peterson’s work paint with too broad a brush or do younger generations face a tougher road? How does burnout change the way we might be open to learning? Brandon discusses how every generation faces tough decisions about where their careers might go as they enter college. Mike explores how burnout and pressure around visual identity and online social comparison may be leading to new problems for teens and young people as it relates to their mental health and well-being. We close with Dan and Mike digging into the growing prevalence of mindfulness and social emotional learning as a potential way to provide coping mechanisms to counter some of the more negative aspects of these trends. It’s an important discussion we hope to continue to explore in future episodes.

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