The Importance Of Cell Phones In Class

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Many teachers around the United States deal with students that disrupt their class, or have behavior that is not appropriate on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, many students are penalized because their unsettling behavior hinders their own and other students learning. These behaviors can include being disruptive, using their cell phone, sleeping in class, challenging the teacher/ instructors knowledge on a particular subject, and many more. Therefore, students should be penalized to a certain extent for this kind of behavior because it in fact makes it hard on both students and instructors. However, students grades should be based on how they retain the information, not on their behavior. First off, students who partake in this kind of …show more content…
Students should be penalized for doing this because it can cause them to fall behind in class study causing them to lower their grades. Another con to having students use their cell phones in class, is that they could be using it for cheating. Many students do not think twice about having their cell phones in their pockets, and many classes are big enough where students may feel as if they would never be caught cheating with their phone. However, if students are using their phones at the appropriate times, like for research or other educational purposes, then they should not be penalized, as long as the professor allows …show more content…
Even though sleeping in class makes students unaware of what is being taught, teachers should seek punishment for the action, not lowering their grades. According to a study posted in Time Magazine, sleeping in class leads to the lowering of grades. A study done on 89 students, found that many students GPA dropped almost one whole point. In time, students who sleep in class will show that their grades would be affected even if the teacher did not punish the students grades. If students partake in sleeping in class, their grades should be effected because they did not retain the material, not because the teacher wants to punish them. Students need to learn from their

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