If your school has a strong policy for cell phone usage, thank your administration. For the rest of us attending a national conference last month, we all talked about how each teacher has to create his or her routine for cell phone management. I insert these two videos in the beginning and the end of class.
I am a big believer in using a daily flip chart to structure my class and to insert transitions between activities.
I use a remote presentation device to click on to the next slide from anywhere in the room.
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If you want to convince parents to stop texting their children all day long, read this blog.