Guest Cartoonist: Why Do You Get To Use Your Phone?

bethany phone comic

Our guest cartoonist is back. She will turn 7 next month. 🙂
Here is the dialogue:
Student: “Why do you get to use your phone in class?”
Teacher: “Because I’m the boss of you and go back and do your work.”
Student: “Ugh!”

Childhood Wonder

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APOLOGY: There was an error in the earlier post of today’s comic. Please excuse this second corrected post.

As students get older, it gets increasingly difficult to attract — and maintain — their attention. This is why I keep my mini-lessons under five minutes. This is also why a ten-minute YouTube video takes forever to watch, and why cooking something for two minutes in the microwave seems like an hour.

21st Century Skills

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I hope the new emphasis on 21st century skills (cell phones, smart phones) doesn’t completely eliminate the need for 20th century skills like paying attention, listening, and doing work.