Cell phones are important tools of communication, and their usefulness has been demonstrated in classes over and over again (when I had a student faint in class, I would not have been able to call 911 without my cell phone on me--there are no land lines in classrooms on campus). Why is this being threatened?
I do not see the problem with teachers having cell phones in class, as long as they do not use it unless it is an emergency. I believe teachers know not to use their phones while class is in session, they are on the clock that, it is obvious how unprofessional that would be.
Teachers are professionals, not McDonald's workers. They have bachelor's and master's degrees and have the professional judgment to know when they can safely use their phone and when it is a distraction. If we trust them to teach our kids, surely we can trust them to limit their phone as needed. Plus, it makes sense that a teacher has a phone in case of an emergency.
As long as it is not a distraction, then I see no reason they should not be allowed. Many schools have a phone system, but sometimes a cell phone is necessary for emergencies. If the sound is off or the phone is off and the teacher does not use it during class time, it is no problem.
What if there is a problem with family or friends like if there is a burglary.Or if there's a fire. Or even if someone is getting sick.What if you were in this situation were you didn't have a phone and your family really needed your helper you didn't have a connection.
Yes, teachers should be allowed to have it in the class, but as long as they are not frequently checking it and going on it. There are teachers that will just hand the class a booklet and go on their phones for the rest on the class, and in that case, the cell phones should be confiscated.
Teachers are people. What if my children or their school needs to reach me? What if there is an emergency like 9/11? The classroom phones only call inside the building. What if I have to call 911? What if there's a school shooting and I'm hiding in the closet and I need to make a lifesaving phone call? We are adults with professional responsibilities and as adults, we are able to adapt our behavior in the classroom to make sure that the student's needs get met. I can hold my cell phone and still teach. No one is having this conversation about doctors or lawyers having their phones with them at work. Also, instead of taking lots of stuff home, I can take pictures of it and do work at home without taking anything home. I can even take pictures of the students work as evidence to show their parents later. Right now in NYC the mayor doesn't want teachers to take bathroom breaks during the day. We're not allowed to have AC, refrigerators, microwaves and now you want to take away our cell phones? My children come first, my family comes first, and then my students...So yes, I need to have my phone on at work.
Always allow teachers to be connected as many ways as possible to responders. Limiting their access to communication with others can negatively affect the outcome of a crisis. This is important for crisis management in the district. The value of multiple communication types expands the opportunity to reduce the impact of the crisis on our children.
Not all teachers are responsible enough stay off there phone. Both my kids in high school have at least 2 teachers that sit back during class and play games on their phones. This is unacceptable, if it was an emergency on the other hand it would be fine but a video game is not an emergency.
If students aren't allowed their mobile phones in class then why should teachers be allowed? If there was an emergency then they can use the phones provided by the school. Also the teacher shouldn't need there phone on them because if they need to be contacted in an emergency then the school can tell them. Why would the teacher need the phone anyway its not like he/she will have time to check it during class. There is always Morning Tea and Lunch time if needed. If they have their phones on them then they might feel obliged to check it if it goes of or whatever during a lesson and then they are not giving their students and teaching their full attention and that is what parents are paying for.
No, teachers should not be able to have phones in class because they are most likely doing something fun while we are just sitting there doing work. It is so stressful watching them play on their phones while we are doing work. Why? Who would want to just sit there and watch them play?
Teachers should not be able to have their cell phones in the classroom. Just imagine being in class and not learning anything because the teacher is texting. That's like texting and driving. Not only is it a distraction to students and themselves, it's also very unfair. On a daily basis students get their phones taken away for having them out in class. If teachers had that same rule they would get their phones taken probably more than the students. Yes, I understand there are many reasons why they should have them but honestly should they?
If students cant have cell phones then teachers should not either this is what i think anyways they are that important then students should have them too teachers could be using them for the same reason some of the students do teachers say im going to have my phone out my dad is in bad shape well so can one of our family members that don't give us as students the right to have our phone out
They shouldn't have cell phones because it takes the children's mind off their work and ask this question "if we can't have our phone out why can you" and this makes the kids get in trouble with their teachers and parents for asking those questions. That is why teachers shouldn't have cellular phones in the classroom.
I do not think it is fair that the teachers are allowed to play on their phones while we can not and every time we even try to go on our phones they get taken away. I am a mother of four and all of them have atleast once told me that their teacher has played on their phones!
Teachers have more free time to be on our phones then we have! We both have lunch and in the morning. But teachers also have a full period of planning where they have a break for about 50 minutes to an hour to be on their phones, grade papers, catch up, etc. When that phone goes off EVERY student looks around the room!!!! AND ITS THE TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Teachers distract students, its totally unfair, and the teachers attention goes towards the phone. Some schools have to pay for the education and when the teacher takes up time it is a waist of money! Thanks for reading :) GET OFF YOUR PHONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think teachers shouldn't have a cellphone in class because it is unfair to the students and its a distraction to both students and teachers. I say nobody gets to use their phone. It is no fair. I agree with people against this, and hope this will change the schools about cellphones.
Students are not allowed to have phones out because they are a "distraction". But phones are just as much a distraction for teachers as they are for students. School is the workplace for teachers. What other job allows employees to be on their phones constantly? Teaching should be no different. It also isn't fair to the students.
In my school if you have your phone out in could get taken away all day, but one teacher i had answered a phone call in class disrupting the class from their work. Also when a pupil see'e their teacher on their phone it encourages them to go on theirs and why should one rule be in place for students and another for teachers?
Teachers are in class to teach our children, not to check their Facebook messages or anything else. Y daughter is in junior high school and she says most of her teachers sit at their desks and "play" on their phones while the students are trying to work. When she raised her hand at the end of the class to ask an important question (she said he was just sitting their looking at his phone) he told her to put her hand down. What happened to teachers actually teaching? Why does my daughter have to feel like she can't even ask her teacher for help because he doesn't want to put his phone down for 7 hours.
No teachers should not be allowed to! Are you as a student allowed to check your face book and add a status in the middle of class? Teachers should be treated as equals to students. Teachers have way to much power and are allowed to do some really inconsiderable things.
I believe teachers should not have their cellphones in the classroom for multiple reasons; they already have a phone in the classroom that is already provided, so why do they need their cellphone? Even if they do carry a cellphone when working, they can check on their breaks during the day when not teaching. Lastly, you went to school to become a teacher to help students with their struggles in the learning environment to teach them how do understand the material or topic; you may be in a middle of a lesson and answer the phone and lose your train of thought when teaching the kids, getting them all confused on the materials that they need to know and understand for the future. This is WHY teaches SHOULD NOT have cellphones in the classroom as teaching.