I know this sounds utterly ridiculous, but when I "jack" a kid up (ie: reprimand them for repeated or serious/severe misbehavior) they never cry. Even when I get angry and thisclose to them. They take me seriously, but I don't think I put the fear of God into them. Like I am scary, but not terrifying, pee your pants. However, another teacher on my hallway that teaches first, tells me that she makes at least 2 - 3 kids cry in her class per day. So, I thought I would ask you all. How often do you make students cry when you reprimand them (especially at the beginning of the school year). If a student does not cry from a reprimand, does that mean they are not taking you as seriously as a student who does indeed cry? This other teacher and I often send kids to each other for time outs and whenever my kids return from her class, they are red faced and obviously were crying. However when I send students back to her class, they aren't. Even though I jack them up and say things like, "You should not be acting up in your teacher's class! You are a big boy/girl, not a little baby! If you can't get your behavior together you will come back to my room for recess". Thoughts?