Teachers and schools have a variety of ways and rules that they use to deal with cell phone use in the classroom. Over the years , I’ve tried a variety of things as well, but discovered that the most effective, is having an honest conversation with the students.
Through the conversation students get a better understanding for why they can’t always use their phone, and provided with clear guidelines as to when they are allowed.
- a 2 page worksheet that I have students fill out before we start our discussion on cell phone use
- classroom management ideas for cell phone use
- several signs to use in your classroom