A wise man once told me that we can only discipline to the extent that we love. The beauty of this statement is that it challenges the one who is disciplining to love the one being disciplined. Discipline, when done effectively, is a crucial part of shaping a child into a well adjusted adult. What is effective discipline in the classroom and how does one recognize it? Effective discipline in the classroom is consistent, logical, brings about an awareness of how one’s actions affect others, and is focused on ensuring that the one being disciplined knows what is expected of him or her.