When to, and when not to, contact the office I learned a lot about classroom management this year, and I want to get even better. One of my concerns is that I referred too many students to the office this year for behavior issues. I genuinely feel that in all instances I was justified to contact the administration, but I may be very wrong and need to learn how to deal with these situations on my own. Here are a few examples of when I contacted the office: Elementary School Student shoved another student while she was at the water fountain because "she was taking too long." Student threw carrots at other students. Student told me he "hates subs." Student made a fake paper gun. (Sent to office) Middle School Student hit another student in the face. (Sent to office) Student was sobbing in the back of class. I discover that he is being bullied by two other students who were yelling at him and messing with his things. (Sent to office) Student was ditching her class and interrupting my class. Student interrupted my class (not part of said class), wouldn't leave when asked, and poked my face with a piece of paper several times. Student destroyed one of the teacher's personal books intentionally and attempted to hide it from me. Thank you for your input.