How to help kids interact with elders in a digital era

Of all the classes I’ve taught at the university level, my favorite was a one-credit class for first-year college students. The class was designed to orient students to higher learning and to identify the many resources around campus. During one of the first sessions, I included a slide presentation called “How to College.” The slide that seemed to pique the most interest in my students was based on a hypothetical scenario. In the event of not knowing how to address a professor in an e-mail, I offered a multiple choice set of options as to what the students…