My students are wonderful young adults from very diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who have grown up in a big city. I teach at a large urban high school where many of my students receive free and/or reduced-price lunch and come from poor, single-parent homes or foster homes.
Teenagers love their cell phones and social media.
Unfortunately, their excessive use of cell phones prevents them from absorbing all of the information taught to them each day. Many of my students have various learning challenges, including autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, emotional disturbance, and processing disorders. Despite their various disabilities they all want to learn and attend college.
I am requesting various storage cases for cellphones so that other teachers and I can store cellphones in a locked box during class time while students are at school. This will allow all students the opportunity to participate more actively in class, be focused in class, and engage in class discussions without distraction.
Teenagers are very addicted to their cellphones and would spend all day on social media if they could.
Unfortunately, this is not good for their brains and securing their cellphones during instructional time will allow them to focus in class. Storage cases with locks or locking capability will protect the cellphones from theft and help students concentrate on learning.
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