Try to imagine this scene, ladies and gentlemen (pause for effect). You are in your favourite class. This is the class you have been looking forward to all day. Your teacher is illuminating a really fascinating theory and you have just begun to grasp its meaning. You are engaged and believe it or not, actually learning! Then suddenly the calming tones of the ‘Fat Frog’ theme tune invade the classroom. All hell breaks loose. Teenagers erupt in peels of laughter. The teacher stiffens, reddens and screeches “Who owns that phone?” The next ten minutes of the class are taken up with denials and recriminations. When peace finally descends the bell goes and the class is over.
This is not an isolated incident. Unfortunately, this occurs far too often in my school every day. Phones continually distract us from our studies. This was simply not an issue ten years ago. I know it’s hard to imagine ...
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