Natalie Jayne Clark is an English teacher working in bonny rural Scotland. Her passions lie in encouraging young people to engage actively in reading, writing and speaking and making it relevant for them and their future. She supports pupils in public speaking and debating competitions, one team recently winning the Tayside final of the Procurator Fiscal’s Public Speaking Competition. She is also a Quality Assurance Moderation Support Officer for Education Scotland for third level literacy in listening and talking skills.
Sorry, not sorry – this mostly involves letting them use their phones in class.
I am finding it increasingly so bizarre that phones are not utilised in education more often. And, yes, there is something to be said for having a bit of a digital detox, but phones are an inherent part of everyday life: why are we excluding them from this part?