Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Teachable Moments: Phones in Class

For South Carolina Public Radio, I'm Dr. Rénard Harris from the College of Charleston. This is Teachable Moments, a minute of education for students and parents.

Earlier this year, Florida banned the use of cell phones in public schools during class time. Proponents say the law reduces disruptions, but many parents are concerned about reaching their children during emergencies.

Some schools have stopped short of outright bans, allowing phone access to certain times. And some districts students were brought into the decision making process to increase by in effectively addressing students cell phone use in schools is a complicated issue. One that may require input from all stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, parents and students.

For the College of Charleston, I'm Dr. Rénard Harris.

Rénard Harris is an Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at the College of Charleston (2022-present). He teaches courses in Leadership and courses in Managing Diversity. His leadership course focuses on the dynamics of effective leadership, positive influence, and clear vision. His Managing Diversity course focuses on exploring culture, experiences, and identity as asset and resource of those less heard and less seen.