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Engaging a Distracted Student

Today in class, I caught the same student texting three times, within ten minutes.  I used nonverbal responses and slowly escalated, in order to keep my reaction from interrupting the flow of the class discussion.  Yes, we want to treat students like adults; yes, whatever was distracting her may really be serious; yes, she has paid her tuition and it’s her choice whether she chooses to make the most of it…