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Why Banning Smartphones Is Dumb

We talent development professionals certainly love our theories. But despite what those beloved theories tell us about how adults learn, we sometimes regress back to our pedagogical origins and treat adult learners like children. Consider the popular practice of banning smartphones in the classroom. Sure, banning paper airplanes, chewing gum, and smartphones might make classroom management easier, but our goal should be to facilitate learning for adults, not to police learners as if they are sch

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