As you start to prepare for back to school it is important to consider how Gen Z learns best when it comes to school work. Both of my kids are in Gen Z (the group born between 1995 and 2012) and it really is a phenomenon to see how this so-called “digital generation” is learning differently. I am astounded by all the learning they do by computers! However, I can tell you that my own kids still use good old-fashioned writing for much of their learning and it turns out I am not alone. In fact, according to a recent Post-it® Brand study, 85% of Gen Z students learn best when they use both digital and non-digital tools for school work.
Study Results On How Gen Z Learns Best
Gen Z is known as the “digital generation” and I think we can all see as parents how much they rely on devices. However, not surprisingly, Gen Z still sees value in using both analog and digital tools when it comes to learning and education. According to the Post-it® Brand Study, 93% of Gen Z believe students who write things down on paper get better grades. I have to agree from my own personal experience and from working with my kids to prepare for tests. We find that writing information down helps commit it to memory much better than just reading or saying it. In addition, 83% of Gen Z say they have more freedom with their note-taking style when they handwrite notes compared to using a digital device. Again, I agree whole heartedly because my kids love to add points in the margin, draw diagrams, and mark important points with Post-it® Flags. How do you think Gen Z learns best for school?
Make it Stick with Post-it® Brand
How does Gen Z study best? They use three main methods when studying for school. 68% of Gen Z studies best by writing down key points on paper or sticky notes, 56% of Gen Z studies best by flagging important information in a book and 41% make flashcards. With this better understanding of Gen Z learning, you can help them be more successful at school by reminding them of the importance of writing things down as a way to reach achievements, accomplish goals and complete tasks.
Here is how my Gen Z students “Make it Stick” with Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, Post-it® Flags, and Post-it® Tabs. They use a variety of Post-it® Products to enhance their learning and study tactics, to get organized, and to get things done.
Enhance Learning and Study Tactics
My daughter uses the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes from the World of Color Miami and Rio de Janeiro collection to enhance her learning. She uses the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, 4 in. x 6 in. or 4 in. x 4 in., to take notes on classroom test review days or when condensing her own notes to key points. She uses Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, 3 in. x 3 in., for marking pages in her text book with notes for example, “study paragraph 2.”
Post-it® Products can also improve organization. My daughter uses Post-it® Flags to mark current pages in her text book so she doesn’t have to waste time flipping through pages later. She also uses Post-it® Flags to mark important points on a page to study later. She uses Post-it® Tabs to easily organize her binders and notebooks. She likes to keep some Post-it® Products at home and some at school so she can always stay organized. She understands that organization is key to good performance and time management.
Get Things Done
When you write things down, you are more likely to make them happen. This holds true for your to do list as well as your goals and aspirations. My daughter uses Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, 3 in. x 3 in., to write down her to do list at school so she is organized and gets things done on time. She uses the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, 4 in. x 6 in. or 4 in. x 4 in., to write down quotes that inspire her and keep them where she can see them.
Ensure your Gen Z students learn best by providing them with helpful study and learning tools such as Post-it® Products. We love to use our Post-it® Products to write down tasks, goals, positive affirmations and more because we want to make it stick and keep these important items front and center. Do you think you will encourage your students to write down goals and aspirations as a way to make them stick to and accomplish tasks in the new school year? How about you? Have you written down any big goals lately?
Share how your family is accomplishing their goals this back to school season using the hashtag #MakeitStick and tagging Post-it® Brand on social media.
This post is sponsored by Post-it® Brand.