I have a problem that I've never really had to this degree before. One of the major "best practices" in classroom management seems to be backfiring on me. When it comes to teaching behavior and procedures, I believe that practice is the way to go. I do it with a positive attitude, but after discussing and modeling expectations, if my class lines up super noisily or inappropriately, I ask them to go back to their seats to try again. I have never had a group get so irritated with being asked to do it again or practice doing something the right way. I'm not over practicing - we might do it once or twice and then I'll say, that was an improvement, we'll keep working on it tomorrow. It's just been making the classroom environment really negative any time I ask them to try to do a procedure better. But I don't want them thinking it's okay to do everything super noisily (lining up, taking out notebooks, turning in papers, etc.) Does anyone have tips? I have a few classroom management strategies going on right now as far as rewards, so I'm hesitant to add another one (like a marble in a jar) because I don't want to complicate it more. Plus, I'm just kind of confused about why this is such a big issue for them. I've tried timing them to make it more fun, and that helps them do it faster, but doesn't help with noise much. I should also say that about 66% is fine with practice and 33% gets really grumpy about it. Another poster in another thread said that, if a class was being noisy, it would be best to just do procedures, procedures, procedures all day. I cannot think of something that this group would hate more, and on top of that I can't imagine them listening to me at all after a certain point. Help!