Discipline in the Classroom
But back to discipline in the classroom--some schools have cultures that are out of control, that don't support the teachers as the leaders and the supervisors of the classrooms as they should be. It would be very difficult to teach in such a school. But these schools are rare. And in most classrooms around the country, students are not out of control, teachers are not huddled under their desks, hiding from students.
Each teach develops their own discipline style. Each teacher will find the balance they need that works for them, and while every teacher will have discipline problems pop up at times, most find a balance that controls the classroom while supporting learning.
When you are faced with discipline problems, you should brainstorm with other teachers, either at your school, or online through forums like Teaching.com. Teaching.com allows you to communicate with other teachers while maintaining some privacy if the issue you are dealing with is sensitive. It is an invaluable resource, especially for newer teachers.