I've noticed with middle school students they often need guidance with their reflections. If I prompt them by saying "you were given this consequence because you were being disrespectful," then I'm met with a "how is that disrespectful?" response. In order to prevent this, I've created a narrative essay with guided reflection questions to help prompt students to their specific disrespectful behaviors.
Included in this product is one essay with four questions for students to reflect on respect.