I could use some advice...my last period class is very chatty. Well-behaved otherwise, just chatty. I rearranged seats today...still a problem. I've tried counting, being silent, teacher stare, being in their vicinity, clapping, talking over them... I could use some tips to control it. I don't really want to give detentions or referrals for the chattiness (considering in the overall realm of things, it's not the worst thing), and its not just 1 student...it's a majority of the class. Any suggestions? Between what the students have said, borrowing their notes, and comments made by the former teacher, I think the last teacher gave up on them...and I mean GAVE UP. To the point of saying I should treat them as Latin Is and not IIs. Also, it seems he NEVER GAVE THEM HW. I don't want to give up on them, but I do need something else to help me control them. Like I said, otherwise they're a great class. I do have one student who I think is problematic...he's CONSTANTLY talking. To the point I thought he might have an IEP - nope. If I ask something, he responds aloud before other kids can even raise their hands. It almost seems like he says his mental commentary aloud - every thought kind of blurted, loudly, out to everyone. Any hints for how to deal with him? Thanks.