I had a thought…….which is a rare moment in my life. Kids carry phones in and out of school. When kids are on phones during the school day (which they are not supposed to be) they are texting. So after a collection of homework yesterday in my world history classes…..which followed the basic trend of –if I assign work to be done at home– the return rate is very low. I asked my classes what they thought of the idea of me texting them to remind them to do their homework. That idea was met with an overwhelming YES. Many kids said they didn’t do their homework simply because they didn’t remember. Is that story legit? Probably. I thought that when I really need to remind myself to do something what do I do? Well, I email myself at two different emails that I use. So I see the reminder twice.
Now what is the rock and hard place here. Kids want the text message before the school day is out. School policy says NO PHONES during the school day. If I text them prior to the end of the school day which is what they want so they can take their textbook home…..am I encouraging them to break school rules? Would I be subject to discipline from the school just like they would be for using their phones during the day? I am struggling with this one………..