When it comes to discipline, consistency is the name of the game. I can’t stress enough we have to be consistent in all we do. If the students don’t know what is expected of them from one day to the next, they become frustrated. They’ll also be more likely to cause trouble. If they know the consequences, and that they will be held accountable in a fair and predictable manner, behaviors will be less troublesome in the long run.
I used consistency when raising my own children. I used it when I was teaching in the public and the private schools. I have had very good luck with running a consistent, predictable program. There are days when I feel tired and don’t want to be consistent, but it is really important to stick with the plan.