So, we are not allowed to confiscate cell phones, even if the student persists in off task behavior and the cell phones are not required for class. You may instruct students to place phones in their bags. However, sometimes even that is not enough … students redefine school bags as pockets (many students are going to be lawyers)… so as soon as I spot a cell phone when not required it is indeed in the bag and my latest twist … “place your bags up front ladies”. Seems to work, and it is kind of funny.
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