I just finished this book and really love the ideas for classroom management. I will be teaching first grade next year, and would like to help the students learn how to act responsibly, make choices, and understand consequences. I still think you need to have some basic rules, but would prefer not to give set consequences. For example, if a student says something hurtful to another student, I like the idea of conferencing with him/her to come up with a unique and logical consequence. At the same time, I know that parents like to know rules/consequences up front. I was thinking my consequences could be something like: 1) warning 2) fill out consequences sheet during recess 3) meeting with parents (or something along those lines). That way there are consequences, but there is more to it (if that makes sense) I'm just wondering how others deal with this situation.