The scariest part of having to write a Reflection Paper after misbehaving is the distinct possibility of getting a paper cut.
The same students have been disciplined over and over again all year and the line in the sand keeps moving. "Next time" is the most common phrase uttered while discussing the consequences of a child's behavior. The bullies keep bullying. Those who are getting picked on feel they are picked on twice. Once by the kid doing the actual browbeating and then again by a system that doesn't do anything to try and stop it. The trouble-makers are getting bolder, and it's only January.
Just today there were three fights at school...all of this after a motivational speaker spoke to the students today about thinking before acting, making good choices, and consequences of actions. Oh yeah, since the students know the system well and realize now there aren't many consequences to their actions...why even make the effort to change one's behavior. I can't wait to see how things will look once Spring Fever hits!