I've recently read one book 1-2-3 magic which extols the issues of treating students like "little adults". It claims that students are not little adults and they would benefit more and your management would benefit more if you took an approach that was more akin to 'training' them. Giving them appropriate consequences without getting emotional or talking too much whenever they make a poor decision and letting them eventually realize that if they continue their behavior that the consequence will follow. Another book I am reading right now is Teaching with Love and Logic. It states that we need to have as much respect for students as we do for adults, and explain things out to them, offer them choices, and keep the onus on them to solve their own problems without making them our own. I was wondering what your take on this might be. For me, at some levels, I can see where these two ideologies clash, but then at others, I can see where they might actually coincide. For instance, I think students can be counted up to three for their behavior, but offer them a choice as to what their consequence might be, or even offer them a choice before they get to three, where they can choose to continue their behavior or accept the consequence. I think students should always be treated with respect, but I also think that because of their mental maturation, they may also need to experience things many times before they begin to learn (i.e. being trained). Then again treating students with respect doesn't need to mean treating them like adults.