- Wow.. you must have crappy classroom management (I don't!)
- This must be the easiest class ever (It's not!)
- Your administrators must suck and not do anything (Which they do not!)
Discipline also provides a great opportunity to collaborate with parents. Every-time I call home about a concern, it provides an opportunity for me to grow as a teacher. I ask them what I can do to better help their student learn. The answers won't just help their child, but expands my toolbox so I can help other students in the future. Don't let an opportunity to improve yourself slip through your fingers by letting your administration handle your discipline!
This post is inspired by this article from Edutopia:
The Dances of Student Discipline