Teachers Use Cell Phones In Class
Original post made by Crumudgeon on Jan 29, 2009
on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm
Responsible use of cell phones is certainly a concern, and I would expect teachers to use as much, if not more, discretion than the rest of us when it comes to their use. That being said, for safety reasons, I would rather that teachers have cell phones than not. Bear in mind that not all classroom phones work all the time and that teachers do not have long distance access from these phones. If there were an emergency with your child and you worked within an area code outside of the district, wouldn't you be grateful to a teacher who contacted you from their cell phone and on their own dime?
on Feb 2, 2009 at 8:40 am
ParksideParent, I think we are talking about teachers making personal calls during class (not ok), not about teachers HAVING cell phones for emergency use (ok). Curmudgeon did not suggest that the district confiscate teachers' phones.
I favor students HAVING cell phones for emergency use as well, and I think the majority do.
I hope most teachers act responsibly and set a good example. I also hope they choose a cell provider who doesn't charge them for long distance calls.
on Feb 2, 2009 at 8:46 am
I know this is about cell phones but how about teachers who are on the internet planning their weddings etc. during class hours..i remember when I went to school the teachers actually taught now a days I see a lot of teachers just sit there have kids read etc. Dont get me wrong I know a lot of teachers that are still very into helping kids learn but this new breed of teachers are driving me crazy...i think these teachers need to take the full class hour to be available to their students not surf the internet for wedding stuff/travel plans etc.