30th January 2004 at 00:00
Where will it all end? Over the past few years we have had to thole several classroom fashion fads. There have been contact lenses resembling cats' eyes, flags or even football team colours. Piercings of every description.

Hair of every colour. Shaved eyebrows.

There have been pens resembling powder puffs, pens that flash and pens that house hidden microphones - just what teachers need at the end of a difficult class: hearing a recording of the proceedings. And it's never flattering.

Of course, the ultimate fashion accessory is the mobile phone. Previously there were text messages crossing the waves from one end of a classroom to the other, wild and wonderful ring tones coming from pockets and bags.

Now, just to keep teachers even more on their toes, the phones take photos.

It's bad enough being recorded during a lesson, but being photographed too? But if you can't beat them . . .

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now