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Effective Interventions for Preventing Unwanted Cellular Phone Use

Today I'm discussing what research shows are the most effective Interventions for Preventing Unwanted Cell Phone use in the LDS Classroom. I'm using data from my own (thus) unpublished survey of LDS Teaches and Berry and Westfall's 2015 study (citation below) for much of this report. Scroll down for a link to the Condie article cited in the training.

Again, this video runs about 40 minutes -- only got 20 minutes? Speed it up using the settings option in YouTube and listen at double speed.

Spoilers Below:


- Remove student from class

- Remove cell phone from student

- Verbal reprimand/warning


- Class size smaller than 20

- Group discussion

- Group activity

- Show videos


- Shorter, relevant/required/necessary classes


One comment on “Effective Interventions for Preventing Unwanted Cellular Phone Use”

  1. Jenny,
    Thank you for the video. This was helpful because we occasionally have students using cell phones in the classroom when it is not allowed. I have not always kept my cool and it gave me renewed reasons to do so.

Post Date: March 11, 2020
Author: Jenny Smith


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Jenny Smith is a designer who started blogging in 2004 to share lesson and activity ideas with members of her home branch Mississippi. Her collection has grown, and she now single-handedly manages the world's largest collection of free lesson help for LDS teachers with faceted search. Her library includes teaching techniques, object lessons, mini lessons, handouts, visual aids, and doctrinal mastery games categorized by scripture reference and gospel topic. Jenny loves tomatoes, Star Trek, and her family -- not necessarily in that order.
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