BYODevice committee update The committee work to develop policy norms, for device usage at school, continues. First conversations have begun for writing a contract that best supports education and community needs. (See overview below). Be part of the process!! Join us today (4-11-18), at noon in Marla's room. ~ What about kids who don't care about the rules ~ Can a contract make a difference ~ Student arrest policy ~ No one wants be the "cop" ~ Should be one of the data points for deselection--not the decider but, used along with other behavioral considerations. ~ If deselection is a check list, appropriate phone usage could work for you or against you. ~ FYI: cell phones are not a right for anyone at Steller ~ Norm should include parents ~ "If I'm agreeing not to answer a text from mom during class; mom should agree not to text me during class" ~ We should worry about creating a Norm that we can all agree to follow ~ Let's focus on creating the contract ~ Don't worry, at this stage about consequences. Lets work on the Norm of correct behavior ~ It has to be fair -- can't interfere with the culture of Responsible Freedom ~ To strengthin class rules for teachers that need support ~ Find positive statements for behavior without specific DON'Ts ~ A good start ~ We only use our phones during class (in or out of the classroom) when teacher has given specific permission. ~ In class, phone is used for only academic purposes ~ We refrain from using our devices during passing period Next Week: Create contract & plan a trial run before the end of the year.