Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ontario Will Ban Cellphones in the Classroom

It's about time.

Three years ago I visited a teacher friend's classroom. I was taken aback by the number of students who stood at the room's outer limits to stare off their phones.

A counteracting student body clustered about the teacher at the front as he demonstrated a lighting setup. Good for them. As they were film production students who were paying for their college education, it made perfect sense that they would make a postured effort to learn.

As for the phone stare bears, they were off tending to more important business.

(Note: The ban will take place starting next year in public schools. Those paying good money to not learn in post-secondary institutions have no need to worry.)


Dominic M said...

I always thought they were banned from classrooms for good reason.

There's me wrong again.

Simon St. Laurent said...

I too had assumed they were banned.