For the first time in modern history, the workforce within schools spans five generations. If you add our learners into the equations, there are six generations in the education sector. Why does this matter? Surely educators are all in pursuit of one goal – to provide a positive learning experience for the young people in their care. Whilst this is true, research tells us that each generation has been influenced by some key developments and as such, each may exhibit unique personality traits and values based on their experiences. By learning about the experiences that may have shaped the preferences and habits of each generation, we can truly realise the huge benefits of a workforce rich in generational diversity. By understanding their teams, staff can provide the best working environment for colleagues and students alike.