I rely on my phone as much as anyone, but I am at the end of my rope regarding my student's obsessions with their phones. I teach in FE, so the 'rules' are not quite as clear cut, perhaps, as in schools. I spend a great deal of my teaching time telling people to put their phones away - they are, as far as I am concerned, nothing more than a distraction and a timewaster. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how I could get learners to obey this very basic rule - switch it off and put it in your bag for the hour and a half you have to concentrate on retaking your GCSE subject? They can do it during the 3 hour controlled assessments so why not in lessons, when the option of simply taking the phones away is not an option? TIA.