I have a VERY tough class this year. It's filled with 5 or 6 extremely (difficult)children, behavior-wise. What suggestions can you give me to keep them well behaved in and outside of the classroom? I have a card color system, paper money, tickets (for a raffle on Fridays), and I bring treats. I do require for them to be on "green" which is the best behavior color on the cards in order to buy something with the money their earn, in order to be in the raffle, and to be able to get a treat. I thought this would work to push children to be on their best behavior all day, but it doesn't seem to be working. I am the 4th teacher to be in the class. It was a class composed of an overflow of 6 other classes. Then, two subs filled in the time until they found a permanent teacher. The creme-de-la-creme of worst behavior is in my class. I can control their behavior inside, but outside is a major problem. They are choking kids in the bathrooms, hitting, and just not following directions with other adults. I am doing 2nd step in order to teach them social skills & to get the language such as "empathy" and "feelings/conflicting feelings" being used & knowing what to do with those feelings in an appropriate way, but it doesn't seem to work. Parents are called when behavior isn't well, which is most of the time. At what point does the bad behavior stop? Any tips, suggestions, help is appreciated. Thanks. *Kindness & respect is something that should've been taught at home & I'm not seeing this. Yet, I talk to them about it. My consequences are: Moving to yellow-taking 10 minutes of recess, orange-taking all of recess away red-phone call home talking to parents, parents then give a consequence at home. No treats, tickets, or paper money. Rewards:Verbal praise, paper money, raffle tickets, marbles (for pizza party, they chose this as their prize) treats, stickers, etc.