Today I looked around the classroom and saw the tops of so many heads, while trying to go over the most essential review of the year--preparing students for their common final exam coming up next week. Even after asking, students seem to be addictively attached to their phones, not even realizing the distraction and disconnect it causes. Of course the end of the year lends to a bit of senior-and summer-itis for all, but the last test scores show the impact that the constant use of phones has on our students.
I pleaded with you parents, to have the conversation with your child, because not only is it a display of disrespect, but it harms their learning and habits that will prevent them from achieving success in a structured environment beyond high school.
Not to say the rest of us are innocent--a recent story done by 60 Minutes was about "Brain Hacking." The addictive nature of the apps and social media, and how it affects not only our youth, but people of all ages. I just found it interesting.
Hold on for a couple more weeks and then the summer is all yours to Netflix and binge :)
Monday, January 8th--Return to School
Monday, January 15th--No School
Wednesday, January 31st--Refuse to Use Project Due
(Updated: due Friday February 2nd)
I am a Health Education major from the University of Florida, with background experience in adult education working with our local hospital for women and babies. A mother of three with a deeply rooted commitment to my students. I strive to promote healthy lifestyles and awareness.