Ask teachers today what is the greatest challenge they are facing, and they will likely tell you the kids today are just different, they don't learn like they learned.
We, adults who grew up in an industrial age with industrial education, learned in classroom with straight rows where the path of knowledge acquisition was clearly defined. But many kids today struggle to pay attention in this environment. They struggle to be engaged.
You hear a lot of educators talk about the struggle of engagement. The lack of engagement is directly related to low graduation rates, a key measurement that educators use for evaluating their performance.
Maybe, the problem is not that we need them to think *like* us, but they we need to learn why, as digital natives, they fundamentally think differently *from* us.