This year, my school started a new paperwork procedure for discipline. Now, we have forms called "Minor Incident Reports" or MIRs that we fill out in triplicate for any offenses. Each form also requires a parent contact. The idea is to keep parents better informed as to any discipline issues so that they can be supportive. I had to write my first MIR today for a student who I don't teach who was acting up in the hallway. Isn't that just the way?
Here's hoping the rest of the year continues to go as smoothly as the first 7 weeks have!