Teacher reading students text messages

Teacher reading students text messages

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No privacy

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Feb 1, 2009
1st let me say no child should have their phone out in class texting but, should the teacher be allowed to read and text on the students phone? Also tell others in class what the messages said. I think the line was crossed.
nosey rosey

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#2 Feb 1, 2009
You obviously don't remember note passing in class. The teacher always picked up the notes and read them to the rest of the class.

Is this different? The answer is DON'T PASS NOTES, DON'T TEXT.

I guess you are really the child after all. Your mother's notes were read to the class, you gramma's notes were read to the whole class.
Back when

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Feb 1, 2009
When I was in school, we passed notes from time to time. It kept people from passing notes and I guess its the same thing. It wasn't considered crossing the line then, so I don't think its crossing the line now. If you don't punish them somehow, they'll keep on doing it.
well

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Feb 1, 2009
You say "...and text on the students phone?" Okay, no, not at all. A teacher should NOT text on the phone of a student. That really is crossing a line. I also don't think they should be read or read outloud, but that's just my opinion. I can understand the teacher taking a phone away, but it should end at that.
right on

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Feb 1, 2009
nosey rosey wrote:
You obviously don't remember note passing in class. The teacher always picked up the notes and read them to the rest of the class.
Is this different? The answer is DON'T PASS NOTES, DON'T TEXT.
I guess you are really the child after all. Your mother's notes were read to the class, you gramma's notes were read to the whole class.
This is so true. Good job. I say dont text dummy.
well

Lexington, KY

#6 Feb 1, 2009
No privacy wrote:
1st let me say no child should have their phone out in class texting but, should the teacher be allowed to read and text on the students phone? Also tell others in class what the messages said. I think the line was crossed.
1st off you are correct the child should not have a phone at school. as far as the teacher reading the text i think that they should. With all school shootings and drugs around campuses i think it is a matter of safety and not privacy. I have no opinion on them reading out loud. Pros and cons to both
No privacy

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 Feb 1, 2009
Back when wrote:
When I was in school, we passed notes from time to time. It kept people from passing notes and I guess its the same thing. It wasn't considered crossing the line then, so I don't think its crossing the line now. If you don't punish them somehow, they'll keep on doing it.

The punishment is taking the phone in which the teachers do. Child is not allowed the phone back until the end of the day. And back then when notes was passed and read the teacher didn't write on the note.
curious

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Feb 1, 2009
What was the situation exactly? Which school did this happen at and what did the text say? THere is a difference in punishing a student and intentionally embarrassing them. I am a teacher and I don't agree with reading any notes, text, etc. in class. Punishment (like taking the phone or detention for example) is something that I agree with.....embarrassing a student for your own pleasure is something different. And no, teachers should never text on a students phone....that is crossing a line and something the teacher's supervisor should be made aware of.
wtf

Elizabethtown, KY

#9 Feb 1, 2009
What f'ing teacher did this???
haha

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Feb 1, 2009
Grow up idiots. Let the teachers do this. You stupid little fools need to leave the phones at home or wait until school is out.
the whole story

Franklin, TN

#11 Feb 1, 2009
We arent hearing the whole story. Students use their phones to text and cheat on tests, as well as other things. Maybe this student has been warned numerous times? Maybe they pushed the limits one too many times? The phones shouldnt be in the classes anyway. And dont give me that crap about shootings or terrorists, every teacher has a cell phone, every room has one on the wall. Give me a break. Teach them some respect, which this student obviously didnt have or they wouldnt have broken the rules in the first place.
Bdj

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Feb 1, 2009
I was skipping school at the pool hall in high school.Someone told on me.Mr Blakeman called the pool room and told me to get my ass back to school. lol
nosey rosey

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#13 Feb 2, 2009
curious wrote:
What was the situation exactly? Which school did this happen at and what did the text say? THere is a difference in punishing a student and intentionally embarrassing them. I am a teacher and I don't agree with reading any notes, text, etc. in class. Punishment (like taking the phone or detention for example) is something that I agree with.....embarrassing a student for your own pleasure is something different. And no, teachers should never text on a students phone....that is crossing a line and something the teacher's supervisor should be made aware of.
Nope, you are not a teacher. It is easy to tell.
What is the clue? Read over the post and you can soon see.
here4u

Greensburg, KY

#14 Feb 2, 2009
wtf wrote:
What f'ing teacher did this???
Finally a teacher taking charge of their class. Drive on teach Drive on!
Old Timer

Lexington, KY

#16 Feb 2, 2009
I think they should take the phone and not give it back. If they put it on the floor and stomped it, that would stop the texting. It would only take 1 time to break the kids from texting.
nosey rosey

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#17 Feb 2, 2009
Old Timer wrote:
I think they should take the phone and not give it back. If they put it on the floor and stomped it, that would stop the texting. It would only take 1 time to break the kids from texting.
Unfortunately the teacher would be in big trouble for this. Cell phones need to be banned in the classroom for students and teachers. There is not need for cells at all in school. When the student gets to school, his/her phone should be placed in the locker. If it is found in the school building it should be confiscated. Parents would have to be notified to come and pick up the phone on the second offense.
Students pass notes and they do cheat on tests etc. But most importantly, the phones disrupt the learning of both the student with the phone and the rest of the class.
Funny

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Feb 2, 2009
So, you think the teacher should be fired?

How about the next time you're caught smoking a cigarette within 100 feet of the building you work at you are fired as well.

I assume you smoke because of your ignorant statement...I'm betting I'm right aren't I? 70% chance??? <5% smoke...people on here...10%?...intellegence of smokers...significantly lower than average...your statement...not too bright...the world owes you...just a fun hunch.
No privacy wrote:
1st let me say no child should have their phone out in class texting but, should the teacher be allowed to read and text on the students phone? Also tell others in class what the messages said. I think the line was crossed.
No privacy

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 Feb 2, 2009
Funny wrote:
So, you think the teacher should be fired?
How about the next time you're caught smoking a cigarette within 100 feet of the building you work at you are fired as well.
I assume you smoke because of your ignorant statement...I'm betting I'm right aren't I? 70% chance??? <5% smoke...people on here...10%?...intellegence of smokers...significantly lower than average...your statement...not too bright...the world owes you...just a fun hunch.
<quoted text>
Well lets see whom is the ignorant one here the post is about a teacher, a phone and texting! You want to comment on smoking and for your ignorant information I do not smoke! So go post your dumb opinions somewhere else that might be on your level!
Textaholic

Columbia, KY

#20 Feb 3, 2009
I agree that:

1. There should be no texting in the classroom. Is there official school policy about it?

2. If caught, phone is confiscated, period. Is there official policy about that?

3. I don't think the text needs to be read aloud to the class, given all the profanity and such ids text now, but should the teacher be able to read it herslf? Absolutely. And then the phone is conviscated.

Should kids even have phones in the classroom? I don't think so. Make them keep them in their lockers during class.

This whole texting thing is getting way out of hand with kids. Time to start pulling it back some.
Why

Elizabethtown, KY

#21 Feb 3, 2009
Why are teachers allowed to make and receive personalcalls on their cell phones DURING class? That would certainly classify as a class disruption, in my opinion.

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