I agree with the author of the above post.
Cell phones are a distraction and there could be an accident while a teacher is distracted by the phone.
I also would like to take her idea a few steps further.
Technology did not make our lives easier. It made our lives faster.
And sometimes, faster is not better.
Cell phones keep us out of the present moment with the child/children/adults we are teaching.
Our children get plenty of time with bad role modeling adults who are distracted or too busy or uninterested to spend face to face time with them.
They also are bombarded with screens and advertising as we are...everywhere.
We are made to connect.
Our love is built by shared experiences and time.
Not with snippets and texts, but with hours...
Face to face, smile to smile, hand in hand.
With hugs and kisses and sharing and playing and working and laughing and crying.
WE are the role models as to how to live with children.
We have no choice as the NAEYC but to leave our phones...
and bring ourselves... just our true loving selves, to our children.
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