I'm taking a course in classroom management, and my professor is a school psychologist. She has dealt with kids of all sorts of behavior problems, but has never been a teacher before. We've studied about 8 different models of classroom management through the course as well as PBIS and are creating a classroom management notebook for our semester project. One idea that she has pressed on throughout the semester are about everything she doesn't think is ever necessary. We've gathered that she doesn't believe in silent lunch, office referrals, calls home to parents, detention, loss of recess, and she even went as far as saying no punishment should ever be needed. She believes in a 100% collaborative approach that involves teachers reminding students of the class rules, having an informal discussion about why their behavior is not appropriate, reinforcing positive behavior, etc. She was asked about whether consequences are necessary for too much talking in class since she doesn't ever believe in sending kids out of the room. She said that means that the teacher needs to do more discussion activities because the students are telling the teacher that their class isn't engaging enough. The concept of positive discipline is very familiar to me as it should be with all of us, but this whole idea of never have any consequences is tough to understand since I've never actually seen a K-12 teacher who has used such a system, and given she has never been a teacher it is tough because she doesn't have any first hand stories about how this has worked for her. I'm not sure what to make of this. Has anyone implemented this kind of classroom management environment before?