TRADITIONALIST TO PROGRESSIVIST: LIVED EXPERIENCES OF GENERATION X TEACHERS IN THE NEW NORMAL

Generation X (GenX) teachers are known for their commitment to lifelong learning and ability to adjust to various situations. However, they have difficulties complying with paperwork, attending seminars, and giving instructions online since they have inadequate knowledge of manipulating computers or gadgets. Thus, it is vital to examine the lived experiences of GenX teachers in the new normal. Utilizing the Descriptive Phenomenological Inquiry, ten English teachers were purposefully selected, and they also consented to voluntary participation in the semi-structured interviews. The study findings showed that their lived experiences revolved around three themes: inevitable technological challenges, Technological advancements in teaching, and (c) Abrupt adaptation to the new normal. The study recommended attending more seminars, workshops, and frequent practice of modern technology. School administrators are encouraged to provide more training and seminars to make GenX teachers keep at par with the use of technology.

Keywords: Generation X Teachers, New Normal, Pandemic, Lived Experiences, Technological Advancement.

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