Posts Tagged ‘Friday Fun’
Or is that DS’s?
Today at the teacher’s meeting we continued our discussion on whether the students should be allowed to bring their hand held video games to school. My position is that it takes away from brain power and focus that should be geared toward and heading into one direction – learning. Not to mention that ther are issues of “I jsut ahve to plug it in” “Just let me save my game” and a myriad of other responses and comments that take away from class time.
Though another teacher pointed out that the kids with Asperger’s who ordinarily would not talk to anybody are now relating to each other concerning the games, and discussing strategies and cheering each other on during time when they are using the games. I had not thought of that, and while that is valid, it still seems to me not to me a good use of their focus, and heaven knows focus is sometimes very hard to come by at school.
The Dean of Students is going to lead a discussion in the meeting tomorrow and talk with the kids – there is an idea that we could allow the games in school firdays, and only during Friday Fun time. This seems to me like a great compromise.