Setting the scene: Lunch block has actually JUST ended, about 10 minutes ago. One of my students, whose seat is about 1 meter from where I sit, is blatantly on his phone for more than just the quick-glance-type of texting.He might be composing a full-on fanfiction for the amount of effort and focus it is taking.
Me: Dude, put your phone away, this is important.
*student fakes putting phone away but continues to text obviously on lap, which I observe with growing incredulity as a few more moments pass*
Me, making eye contact: Put it away.
Student: *loud aggravated sigh* but I have to take care of something BEFORE the end of the school day and I don’t have any free blocks.