Mr. Crane, Biology Teacher
“Students are able to earn a small amount of extra credit if they [pouch] their phone in a Safe Pouch for the whole period. This helps their grade because they want the EC but then they focus more on assignments because they do not have the cell phone distraction. Students with less than 75% are required to place their phone in the pouch until their grade is above a 75%. Most of these students improve their grades because they want the option of accessing their phones. Reduces tardies because students who are late have to put the phone in the pouch."
Ms. Lutes, Biology Teacher
"The Safe Pouch removes the phone as a distraction and allows students to focus on their work. I require students that have a D or an F to automatically pouch up their phone. Since doing this, students have been working harder to complete their assignments and raise their grades in my class. I don't have as many students failing my class."
Mr. Jeska, Anatomy
Use of the safe pouch allows students to proactively choose to "[pouch up]/put away" their phones and to give themselves an opportunity to be able to focus and be present to their learning. They intuitively know that phone use and screen time distracts them and impacts their focus on their coursework. Some students choose not to [pouch up] their phones and are directed by the teacher to do so if they are found to be on the phone without permission. Usually, more work results as they have more focus to do what is asked of them. In this manner, students can see the positive use of the pouch and generally, albeit slowly, they will willingly [pouch up] their phones. Parent contact can also help this realization to occur.