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How often you use Safe Pouch?

Safety Feature 1: The Dividing Mechanism is NOT a lock-and-key mechanism, so anyone can use any magnet with a strong-enough pull force to release the pins in seconds. All teachers should have at least one portable magnet. During an emergency, most teachers have a magnet with them.  Furthermore, it prevents schools from pouching up all students' phones during the entire school day because it is not a lock.

Safety Feature 2: The built-in safety/access holes let students access and control their phones inside a pouch. For example, students can connect cables to charge their phones and make and answer calls. Since students know they can access and control their phones inside a pouch, they may be less likely to worry about getting them out of the pouch during an emergency. Therefore, they are less likely to refuse to use the Safe Pouch. For example, teachers would allow students to charge their phones if they pouch them in a Blue Safe Pouch.

MTSS Tier 2/3 Academic Interventions. There is no question that all students are addicted and possessive of their phones. Other teachers and I call parents and provide students who are in danger of failing with extra credit for voluntarily pouching up their phones. If there are extra Safe Pouch, other students can volunteer to pouch up their phones to earn extra credit too. Overall, it turns Safe Pouch into positive incentives rather than negative consequences.

Reduce Tardy and Establish High Expectations: Tardy students are disruptive and annoying. They interrupt your teaching and cause many other problems. Other teachers would pouch up phones of tardy students to discourage students from being tardy and to remind tardy students of their class's high expectations. Students who refuse would get a parent call and need to get a tardy pass from the Main Office. Students have a choice.

A safe Pouch is a teaching tool that let teachers teach students to stay off their phones in class--it's a bridge that let students learn to use their phones responsibly in class. Teachers only pouch up phones of students who violate class policies or students who volunteer to do it for extra credit points or charge their phones. 

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Thomas, 9th Bio 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."

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Heather, 9th Bio 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."

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Zach, 9th Bio &11th Anat.

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.