How to Avoid Problems with Cell Phones


A colleague has implemented a policy in which anyone caught texting (or using a cell phone) in class will be asked to put the phone away AND the entire class will be given a pop quiz, right there, on the spot. One incident is all it takes. You haven’t seen ‘mean’ until you’ve seen 23 other students glare at the texting offender!

Written by barred_owl on the CHE Forums.

I personally think this would work like a charm. I am seriously considering implementing this for the next semester.

The only problem is that quizzes take time. I could always do vocab in Developmental and the quiz I usually create but don’t have time for in Brit Lit.

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