Electronic Device One-Pager

Top Electronic Device Excuses

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Here are some of the more common remarks when I attempt to confiscate an electronic device in class.


Watch Your Back

union business date

Teachers are easy targets, but I never thought we would be under attack in California. The recent Vergara v. California ruling strips teachers of essential job protections under the pretense of “equality.” Without these job protections, low-income and inner-city schools will become even harder to staff. The case seemed like it helped needy kids, but the media frenzy neglected to uncover the motives of David Welch, the rich Silicon Valley financier of the case. His investments include Microsoft, Pearson, and the Eli Broad Foundation…all big businesses who will benefit from making teachers easier to fire. Mark my words, pay for performance is not far behind. I wrote letters and sent emails about this travesty, but the local newspaper didn’t publish it and my Congressman hasn’t gotten back to me. It’s like no one cares. Protect your job and fight for our rights. Teachers are under attack in California. Watch your back.

Senior Ditch Day

senior ditch day

Do what you gotta do.


Homework Help


Students today have access to a world of knowledge at their fingertips…too bad they don’t use it.


Seek and Ye Shall Find!

googled girl

Students are actually quite proficient at finding what they want on the Internet. They just don’t want to find what we ask them to find.


No Time for Homework

no time for hw

Kids today are busier than ever, right?┬áBusier than when they used to do chores on the farm, take care of siblings, cook from scratch over a stove, hand-wash the dishes,┬ámake their own clothing, hand-wash and line-dry their clothes, walk to and from school seven miles in the snow…wait, modern convenience eliminated most of these responsibilities. So what are they actually doing with their time? Here’s my guess. Yet, they still don’t have time for homework. Sad.


Why Can’t We Be Friends?

facebook friends

It’s probably best to have a policy of not “friending” current students.