The Right Response

I’ve noticed that teachers who are learning about the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline often worry a lot about choosing the “right” response to student misbehavior. “Is there a list of logical consequences that match up with specific misbehaviors?” is an often-asked question, and I see how disappointed they are when I say no. Explaining that there’s simply not a one-size-fits-all solution—different children and situations require different responses— doesn’t seem to help.
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