The attention span of a goldfish

Time is running rapidly out on your work on the BIG Idea. Your submission is due October 20th.  It’s also time to really hit it hard on any Leadership CDE printed materials.  They are due to me by 9:00 a.m. on October 23 so that we’ve got things ready to submit for Jackrabbit Invite by their due date of October 24th.

All students will complete preparation for two Leadership CDEs – whether you are competing or not.  Your materials are due for a grade on or before November 4th.  For information specific to these requirements, see this post.


For today, I’ve seen lots of stories lately about Cell Phone Addiction.  I witness it every block in my classroom.  Check out these four signs that you may have a problem:

  1. Do you panic when you’ve misplaced your phone?
  2. Are you on your phone during social situations or in the presence of family?
  3. Do you carry your smartphone everywhere, even to the bathroom?
  4. Do you go to sleep and wake up looking at your phone?

Watch the following video: (with earphones please)

On your blog – react to what you saw and heard. Do you exhibit signs of a cell phone addiction? What’s your plan for changing that habit?  If you’re not one of those addicted to their phones, tell me about your experiences with friends or family who are.  It always amazes me when my husband and I are out for dinner and the groups around us are all on their phones.  Seems they’d rather be with who ever they are texting than the people they are with.  It makes me wonder why they’re not with the person or people on the phone instead of the folks they’re with?  Does your family or your group of friends have any rules regarding cell phone use at meal time?  Tell me all about it.

Your post is due Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

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