I agree with this. The problem with behaviour management (IMO) is that two excellent teachers with exceptional behaviour management skills can give two contradictory opinions on what works. Different teachers have different ways of dealing with the same problem that can work for them. It may not work for others. Great advice for one nqt can be disastrous for another to try. Raymond - I wish you were wrong about some teachers wanting corporal punishment re-introduced in schools. I fear you are right. Fortunately most teachers realise that striking children as a disciplinary measure has no place in schools.