The matter is how to discipline students. The authors state, student replies to teachers' disciplinary techniques can be unpredictable and require quick reactions for the educator This packages the context for the more specific research problem. b. Research Problem As the title of the article suggests, ethnic synchronization between your tutor and the students can be influential in discipline. This is illustrated in the creators' transcription of discussion among students and the tutor along with commentary. More specifically, the creators note that Ms. Simpson (the educator) has shifted her dialect to add dialect that is non-standard British but is nearer to the students' own dialect. The authors state "Ms.