I finally gave in and purchased "The First Days of School" by the Wongs. I can see why some people love the book and why others have said don't waste your time. The Wong's provide a discipline plan that consists of discipline, procedures and routines. I was very intrigued by their section on how to have your students follow classroom "procedures". The book states that a rule is a dare to be broken, whereas a procedure is not. A procedure is a do, a step to be learned and is part of everyday life. However, there is also an entire section on rules as well...:mellow: One of the downsides of this book, many sections seem to contradict one another. Certain rules must be presented and enforced and there are rewards (i.e. positive and negative consequences) for each of them. Now, I'm truly confused...you've got your discipline plan, your rules and your procedures. What have your experiences been with discipline plans, rules, procedures and the like? Because after reading this section of the book, I'm feeling a little....:huh: Thanks so much!