I have a no cell phone policy in my classroom. Fortunately our school and our district have the same. Yet, as I am sure is true for most of you, it is an ongoing problem. I have a hunch many teachers, though in theory not allowing cell phones or agreeing that it's okay to have them out, don't enforce rules. Based on the frequency with which kids have them out and have to be reminded to put them away or have them confiscated by me, I get the feeling that I am seen as extra strict just because I enforce a policy. What do you all do? Is it possible that friendly and approachable teachers confiscate phones?