Episode #10×24: Should Phones Be Banned in Schools? feat. Teachers Chelsea and Amy

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real cellphones in classrooms talk!
  • Note: We’ll be off next week due to the 4th of July falling around our usual episode prep time. See you the week after!
  • That disastrous debate, and those disastrous SCOTUS rulings. Oof.
  • We’re joined by listeners and experienced teachers Chelsea and Amy to discuss the latest trends of cell phone bans across US schools.
  • Chelsea and Amy help us understand what the biggest distractions are in classrooms with cell phones, and share their own opinions on cell phone bans in schools.
  • They provide helpful context that isn’t apparent if you don’t have kids or aren’t in the classroom: in the post-covid era, many kids are struggling with extreme addiction to their phones and social media.
  • Do cell phones help or hurt in the event of an active shooter scenario?
  • Other teachers submitted feedback, and it seems there is a consensus: cell phones are majorly disruptive in schools, but enacting laws around phone usage in schools is a complicated conversation.
  • How do teachers navigate keeping their personal social media private?
  • Are we connected with any of our school teachers on socials?
  • This week’s recommendations are across the board: Those Who Can’t Do (Andrew), ‘The Bear’ on Hulu (Pam), ‘Pearl’ on Amazon Prime, Crocheting (Chelsea), and the ‘Hades x Persephone Saga’ by Scarlett St. Clair (Amy).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon and Apple Podcasts:

  • Chelsea and Amy hang out to spill the tea about the dumbest reasons students have gotten detention or been suspended.
  • We have some stories of our own, and we feel like an injustice was done to us!
  • No, sprinkling your special green herb on food is NOT going to do anything for you…

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