What do you think of this as a classroom management strategy? I have common planning after my difficult class this year, so I don't have kids coming in right away. Over the past few weeks, I've been using time after the bell as a classroom management strategy. At first, I thought that holding the whole class after the bell would be effective, but it was not. I've been writing down+ keeping track of disruptions and I told the kids that if they have more than 1 disruption, they will owe me seconds after the bell. I usually have them sit for about 10-15 seconds while their friends leave class. It isn't enough to make kids late as their classes are in the same hallway. One group has class upstairs but the teacher told me that if the kids are being bad, I can keep them as long as I want haha. I usually end up having about 6-7 kids stay in a class of 33. (Friday was bad though and I had 12 kids stay.) I know that we are technically not supposed to do this, but it wasn't reasonable to assign detention to 6-7 kids a day. This strategy has really helped with classroom management because it gave the kids some incentive to listen and they don't like staying after. I think the "good" kids are also better behaved because they see that there is some (minor) consequence for bad behavior. The issue is that I obviously don't catch ALL of the behaviors. Earlier, I would count down from 5 and there was no incentive to stop talking when I got to one. Now, I usually have 95%-100% of the kids quiet when I count down (on good days) and the behavior has been better. Does anyone else use this as a classroom management strategy?