I received the following e-mail:
“It would be great if somehow a chat room could be set up for like-minded teachers. It could be a site for those who wish to be positive and non-punitive in their methods in dealing with youngsters, where they could share their trials, their successes and their concerns, and perhaps obtain some advice and feedback from colleagues and experts such as yourself.”
“Dr. Marshall, do you think anybody would be interested in something like this? If so, maybe you could perhaps incorporate something like this into your web page.”
I responded as follows:
A chat room is a real-time live environment that requires two or more participants to be typing back and forth. Due to different time zones and people’s various schedules this approach may not be practical. However, we have set up a bulletin board where people can post questions or thoughts and then others can view the postings and reply at any time. This is the MAILRING at
Kerry, a member, has organized a compilation of previously asked and posted questions and categorized them for others to quickly find questions and responses. See http://disciplineanswers.com/
Thanks for asking.