Hello, I'm teaching for the rest of this school year in two resource classes for 8th grade. Resource classes mean that the special education students can get help on their academic skills, regular class work, and homework. I tried the approach today going over my rules/consequences/rewards, but I still had students being disruptive throughout the classes. What should I do for tomorrow? Go over the same things and keep practicing how to behave appropriately? I don't think I should start doing major academics or small groups until I get the whole group instruction under control. What attention signal do you use? I used the "class, I need your attention please," with my arm out and they reacted really strangely to it! Should I use different consequences or rewards? What do you use that works? Finally, I had a student who was supposed to stay in for lunch for 5 minutes. He sneaked out of class. I found him in another class later on and took him up to the office to talk to admin. The office manager took on that commanding tone of voice that students seem to respond to so well and he was contrite with her while not with me. I can't fake that tone of voice, but how can I be more like that?