**RING** Cellphones in class...

  1. UHHHHHH! I have to vent! My ONE pet peeve during class is not the student who asks a zillion questions, the student who always knows someone with the condition that is being discussed, or the student that works somewhere that always performs interventions differently ....it is the student who REPEATEDLY forgets to shut of their #### cell phone! And during a test is the worst!

    Our policy is that cell phones must be shut OFF and if yours rings you must immediately leave the classroom, and receive an absence for the day. However, I have never once seen them implement this action. It just irks me! And now they have started a new policy that NO phones can be used in the building, even on breaks because of the excessive ringing in class...but still they do nothing when it happens.
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Truly annoying...
  4. by   scaredofshots
    We have a no cell phone policy in our class. If your cell rings then you have to bring it up to the instructor who will make sure it is off and then you can pick it up at the end of the day. It works for us!!
  5. by   chelli73
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    UHHHHHH! I have to vent! My ONE pet peeve during class is not the student who asks a zillion questions, the student who always knows someone with the condition that is being discussed, or the student that works somewhere that always performs interventions differently ....it is the student who REPEATEDLY forgets to shut of their #### cell phone! And during a test is the worst!

    Our policy is that cell phones must be shut OFF and if yours rings you must immediately leave the classroom, and receive an absence for the day. However, I have never once seen them implement this action. It just irks me! And now they have started a new policy that NO phones can be used in the building, even on breaks because of the excessive ringing in class...but still they do nothing when it happens.
    I TOTALLY AGREE!!!! Especially the student who knows someone who has the condition under discussion. Sooooo much time gets wasted with that bull. Did you have the classmate who kept stating, "I'm confused...what exactly is -----fill in blank," Oooohh! That drove me nuts!!! But the cellphones (especially during a quiz/exam) MAN!!!
  6. by   rtaz315
    We have had this problem in the past but with enough students complaining about the disruption our policy is now enforced. If the phone rings during lecture you receive a warning the first time, leave the next time. If it rings during a test it is automatically considered cheating and your test is taken away and you go before the board on charges of cheating. The school started enforcing this last semester and six weeks into this semester I have not heard one phone ring during lecture or a test.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I highly doubt that student forgets to shut their phone off if this is constantly happening with the same person.

    This must be my year of intolerance. The last time a phone rang in class, i said loudly "Please turn that **** thing OFF" and didn't think twice about it.
  8. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I highly doubt that student forgets to shut their phone off if this is constantly happening with the same person.

    This must be my year of intolerance. The last time a phone rang in class, i said loudly "Please turn that **** thing OFF" and didn't think twice about it.
    I have caught myself almost wanting to scream the same thing. I just stare at the instructor in disbelief...like, why are you not saying anything to her? YOU have the authority in here!?
  9. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I highly doubt that student forgets to shut their phone off if this is constantly happening with the same person.

    This must be my year of intolerance. The last time a phone rang in class, i said loudly "Please turn that **** thing OFF" and didn't think twice about it.
    There are just some people in this world who need nothing less than a
    lifetime supply of dead cell phone batteries. How rude.

    You're not being intolerant, Marie. The same rude people need to understand that they are not the only ones paying for an education. You got your money's worth. :wink2:
  10. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I guess people are more polite in my classes. There has been an occasional ring, but you can tell they forgot to turn it off. The apologize and are totally embarrassed. It would tick me off too. I understand that it can happen. Once I was talking to my teacher after class and I could have sworn my phone was on vibration. Now I make it a habit to turn my phone off when I get in the parking lot.
  11. by   Josh L.Ac.
    I've always wondered why they don't make cellphones with two settings - silent and vibrate. Maybe if you are 15 having a ringtone about shaking your moneymaker would be great, but as an adult, you should realize that all cell phone rings are annoying (especially when the person at the next table at dinner has a loud ring, picks it up, looks at the display like they have never used a phone before, waits 5 seconds, then answers the phone - click "silence" you Darwin-award candidate!)


    Did have a lady's phone go off in class the other day - twice. Apparently her husband has some question about which account to pay the person doing their drywall. I asked her why she didn't just leave her phone on vibrate if she felt she couldn't turn her phone off (apparently this was a very important conversation she couldn't miss). She replied that she was afraid she would miss the phone if it was on vibrate.


    Really? Listen folks, if you can't realize your phone is vibrating in your pocket, then missing a call is probably the least of your worries.
  12. by   locolorenzo22
    Would she want it to stop? Seriously, I've been guilty of this once or twice, but always immediately pull it out, turn it off, and put it in my bag. What gets me are the music rings about partying, humping, shaking, etc. How old are we, people? I'm always that person who's embarrassed if their cell phone goes off in a wrong place. Like class, a waiting room, etc. Guess I'm just old fashioned.
  13. by   Natkat
    Our instructor has a rule that works wonderfully.

    If someone's cell phone rings during class, the offender has to buy snacks for the whole class the next day. It worked great!!! When someone's cell phone went off we all cheered and made requests for what we wanted as snacks.

    It has never happened again.
  14. by   DawnFL
    I would be highly upset if I was told my cellphone HAD to be off during class. I have 4 kids and they (or the school) must have a way to get ahold of me. They have been told to call my husband first, but if he can't be reached then I am called. My phone is always on vibrate....ALWAYS. There are plenty of other mothers in my class who need the cell phone for the same reason.

    Dawn

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