I am a first year teacher and because "The First Days of School" is my bible, I have been consistent with my discipline plan from day 1. As far as first years go, I think it has been a good one because my behavior problems are not too much to handle. My problem is with my last pd of the day. Half the class is loud-mouth trouble makers. I know other teachers have problems with these kids too, but it seems that I am the only one who consistently gives them detentions or referrals. I've had several kids tell me that I am the only one who always gives them a detention. I tell them it's because they keep breaking the rules. I did call some parents today so hopeful that will help. I am trouble by the fact that if my detentions were really effective wouldn't the bad behviors stop? I have seen many of the worst behaved become great students. There are still a few that give me a headache almost everyday! I feel angry that I am the only teacher who is being consistent with the consequences because then I am seen as TOO STRICT!