As a school looking ahead, we recognize and embrace the place smartphones have and will increasingly have in our lives. All-the-time connectivity is a loaded subject right now with society, culture, and the business world playing catch-up to the possibilities of modern technology. While modern phones are a powerful educational tool, they can also be a significant distraction for students and a source of disruption for a whole class.
With this in mind, the faculty at CMA work each day to foster responsible use habits around technology (computers and phones) through age and disposition-appropriate classroom management practices. These range from complete self-regulation by students to mandatory ‘tech away’ time. Ultimately, the goal of these practices is to make effective and polite use of omnipresent technology second-nature for CMA graduates.