I am currently teaching in a K-2 emotional support room. Yes, my students are there for a reason...they are truly emotionally disabled. Yes, they sometimes act out aggressively towards others but they are ED!!!!! None of my students have ever seriously physically hurt anyone, even though they have hit or thrown items in reg. ed. rooms which I've been called to and I've removed the student. They are only out of my room for homeroom, specials (gym, music, etc...) and handwriting. I've been taking a lot of CRAP from a particular reg. ed. teacher who has my students for 5% of the day. She claims I am not disciplining them enough and I am blinded by their "extreme behavior" I think she expects me to scream at them like she does, which will absolutely never happen!!! She calls my room constantly in the morning when she has my students and asks me to come and remove (usually a particular student) I think he tries to make her miserable so that she does call me (granted this is during my only prep time of the day) I am literally with these students all day...no prep. except a little time first thing in a.m. I do have rewards and consequences set up in my room, I am very consistent. I don't agree with taking away days of recess for verbal aggression/physical (when it's not serious) I do take away 1 or 2 days depending on situation at which time they write an apology letter to the person they had a problem with and we talk about how to handle the situation better next time. I think she wants them suspended...but what will that cure? Nothing in my opinion. Most come from very difficult home environments and their parents don't give a crap anyways. If the child escalated so bad they had to be restrained and sent home---I think it's punishment enough. I am extremely positive and immediately reward good behavior. I feel as though I am the only positive role model in their lives. I'm so torn!! Need advice on this one....you wouldn't discipline a blind student for not being able to see.......... I may be totally out of line. So let me know how you handle this.