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AJ, Whilst I agree with the general gist of what you say, I believe that discipline is unrelated to respect as the former is inflicted, whereas the latter is earned. My old school had a quite harsh discipline regime administered by some teachers who positively revelled in their power over students. They earned no respect whatsoever from me as I hated then for the cavalier way in which they would dish out punishment. Other teachers at the same school however earned my respect which I hold to this day as they dealt fairly, but firmly with schoolroom 'transgressions'. I think your last sentence sums up this difficult subject quite succinctly.