So I'm now entering week 7 of being an assistant principal at a middle school, and of course, I'm starting to see the same students again and again. A lot of teachers send kids down to me for being persistently, mildly disruptive (talking while the teacher is talking, getting out of their seat without permission, not being prepared for class, etc.) Most of the time the teacher has contacted the parent prior to me seeing them. Sometimes the parents have been contacted multiple times. My policy is that if a child is in my office, I'm going to call the parent. So that's the first thing I do... but what other kind of discipline do you think is appropriate for this type of behavior. I don't want to put them in in-school-suspension because these kids need to be in class. Is lunch detention enough? What would you think about a letter of apology? My goal is to help the kids LEARN how to correct their behavior and understand that what they are doing is hurting everyone's education in the classroom. What are some of the practices of your best assistant principals when it comes to this type of behavior?