We Have Work to Do – A Classroom Cell Phone Policy

We have work to do this trimester in our Geometry class. I can understand that your brain is wired to care so much more about your friends than anything else on earth right now. It’s natural and I remember it well. In fact I’m still a little like that, just more balanced and mellow in my old age. We didn’t have cell phones though in my day, we hung out on roof tops and abandoned barns and jumped off cliffs into the lake and skated all over town without supervision and generally were outdoors as much as humanly possible.

But I can see you don’t want to hear this. I remember not wanting to hear when adults gave me the “back in my day” talk. I can see your entire body aching to grab your smart phone and flip it open — wait, that doesn’t even happen anymore — how time flies. Continue reading