When students do a self portrait they should be able to look in a mirror, so I asked my students and colleagues for old mirror tiles. I had 1/8 inch maysonite cut into 12x12 backing boards which I attached to the mirror tiles by taping down all the edges with three layers of one inch masking tape. Our shop class made stands for me by putting an angled slot in blocks of wood. Now each student has their own mirror to use during class. This is a great way to do a self portrait because the students can really study their facial features and expressions.