I have a new policy this semester. Texting is allowed. In fact, it’s encouraged. Maybe I should be more specific. I’m begging you to text in class because it solves the age-old problem of whispering to your neighbor. There’s nothing more distracting to a teacher and a class than two students gabbing it up in the back row. But now, thanks to modern technology, you can relieve your boredom without disturbing the rest of the class.
It’s a win-win.
Under this new policy, students are required to exchange cell numbers with their friends in class. When the urge to chat arises, think fingers not mouth.
Does it bother me that you’re texting? As entertaining as I may think I am in class, I’m going to bet that most students need a few minutes of down time. I used to be a master doodler when I needed a break, a silent activity designed to give the brain a rest. I never got in trouble for it. Maybe texting serves the same purpose.
Bored in class, what are your tricks?