Friday, December 12, 2014

How To Enforce the School's Electronics Policy

Like most schools, mine has a pretty strict policy on the use of electronics during class. This can be a non-stop battle as earbuds are so uniform throughout the school that when dressed up for games or other events, the students resemble Secret Service agents. Rather than spend my days sounding like a broken record and stifle my students' love of music, I bring in my personal experience.  If caught listening to music during class, I ask the guilty party to pick a number one through ten.  Each number corresponds to a track on my playlist and I indulge the class with a song that I enjoyed when I was their age.  Of course, to my students these songs sound well, as awful to them as my mother's hits from the 60's and 70's sounded to me when I was in middle school. They quickly get the point, but sometimes relapse.  With break coming up, one student relapsed today.  Here is today's hit from the 90's.  Enjoy!

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