I teach middle school. For my classroom consequences, students get one warning. After that, they get a consequence. If they continue, then they need to sit in another classroom for a period of time. (school policy) I am undecided on my "classroom consequence" after the warning. It was my third day today. Luckily I didn't need to get that far for a classroom consequence, but I need to have a plan soon because students have gotten warnings. Normally, in years past, I have had students write a reflective paragraph or two on their behavior. It sounds like a good practice, but what I got back was CRAP. They seemed to not take responsibility for their actions still, and they were mad or they'd write something they thought I would want to hear....like they'd never do it again. I wouldn't accept it if it was sincere and would then issue a lunch dt. This year, I don't have time to give lunch dt's because I teach all the time during their lunch times. Would it be a horrible practice to have students either a) copy once or twice a poem called "Attitude" or one called "The Bottom Line" which is about making good choices in life and being in charge or your future. or b) I also have some different paragraphs on respect and talking, but, for some reason this seems like more of a "punishment". It could still be an option. Do you think copying a poem or a paragraph would be bad? I don't think it's the best practice, but I still need a classroom consequence. They would have to take it home and bring it back by the third day. (school policy that they have three days to complete classroom consequence).