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.

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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!”

In Their Best Interests

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I often hear myself telling students, “I already know all this. I went to college. I’m telling you this for your benefit.” We recently had an assembly on human trafficking. The speaker explained how young people in our city are lured into prostitution. The information was compelling! It was relevant! It was even interesting — peppered with photographs of real girls and video about kids in our very own city.

But I looked around and saw disengaged kids uninterested in the information being provided. I wanted to say, “She already knows all this. She is telling you this for your benefit!” It seemed like the kids who most needed to hear it — those who appeared more vulnerable, those who showed the most warning signs — were the ones most likely to dismiss the information. So sad.

Phone Lies

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Have you ever asked a student if she has a phone and she looks directly at you with innocent eyes and lies to you? Fortunately, at this age, most of these kids aren’t very good liars. If you’re going to lie, just pick one lie and stick with it…