I am looking for ideas for a behavior system next year. My team told me they didn't do anything consistently across the grade level and that the previous admin was too lenient so they didn't bother sending kids to the office- there will actually be a new principal next year, so that may not be the case anymore, but I need ideas for keeping everything done in the classroom just in case. I don't typically like to use the office anyway as I feel it takes away from my authority but liked having it as an option for severe circumstances. TBH, my previous students were SO well behaved, I feel like I've lost a lot of my classroom management skills that I built up in student teaching. We did have some behavior problems in the school in general, but it just happened to be that the students in sped were the sweetest kids in the whole building. I was just thinking that for probably about 90% of the kids, I never had to even redirect/refocus them or anything (even as simple as "get back to work" or "what are we supposed to be doing right now") in two years! So I'm looking to develop something really solid that I can be consistent with. I feel like all of the "usual" consequences always get a bad rap for some reason or another (can't take away recess b/c they need to move, can't make them write b/c that makes them hate writing, can't separate them from the group b/c that takes away their learning, etc.) So what do you use that works for you? I'm not saying I'm totally against taking away recess, but I feel like that shouldn't be the only consequence for everything.