"Get of their backs and get on their sides"
Everyone needs someone in their corner, someone they can depend upon, someone to be there when they makes mistakes. For some students, there is no one. The principal and/or the teacher can be the person they can depend upon, in their corner, and along their side. All it takes is to keep your expectations high, teach them to solve their problems, support and believe in them after mistakes or failures, and recognize them and their progress.
As a summary of using these methods versus discipline and punishments, we wanted to let you view this in a table (visual) format. We believe the following to be accurate and true.