Update on last week's blog post - Why Students' Cell Phones belong in a Shoe Bag! https://www.patricepalmer.ca/blog/why-students-cell-phones-belong-in-a-shoe-bag
There were a few responses on twitter. It appears that teachers have very strong views about the use of phones in the classroom.
Banning cellphones in an adult classroom - unnecessarily authoritarian
Wondering how #ELTs of adults would feel if asked to voluntarily surrender cell phones at conferences
No cph use inclass (including breaks-commoncourtesy) S/T pushback!
Good topic. My adult students are literally driving me insane with the use of cellphones. It’s not just texting, making and taking calls but some of them actually record the lessons being taught. This is very distracting.
The point I was trying to make was not a complete ban, but I would like to have at least the first 5 minutes of class so I can say hello to students, and introduce the lesson!
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