One Week Into a Phone Free Classroom

This could be an awesome idea to use in class

Pernille Ripp

We went phone free in our classroom five days ago.  Five days of no phones allowed.  Five days of fewer distractions.  Five days of being conscious of when we pull out a device, and when we purposely put it away.  Over spring break, I had sent the following email to students and parents letting them know of the decision, worried about the top-down approach I was taking with this decision.  And yet, I felt like we had to try something new and now was the time for the change.

I hope your spring break has been nice!  Just a heads up that we will be going phone free for most of the 4th quarter in both literacy studies and informational studies in our classroom, as well as independent reading.  Students will be asked to leave their phones in their lockers on in a basket on our shelf as they enter the…

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About rippie77

Science Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC.

Posted on April 8, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I see more and more evidence that putting the phones out of sight and out of reach while in class is a good move

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