I said to a student that I'd make 'em write sentences like their English teacher does if they misbehaved. The student said, "I'd do it in English because I'm scared of her. But I'm not scared of you. So, I wouldn't do it." I learned last year that writing assignments aren't a solution so I wouldn't do that for discipline. However, I found that comment odd because I don't want to have students scared of me. I couldn't be the scary teacher all the time because it would be fake and exhausting. I wonder if the student was trying to figure me out on what I would do for discipline. Any ideas?