Hey all! I'm a middle school art teacher and I looove my new campus and my kiddos. One thing I've noticed seems to be a pretty universal issue is increased behavior issues during 4th and 6th period. Students who are complete angels in my class in the morning are terrors in the afternoon for my colleagues and vise versa. The reasons seem pretty clear. 4th period is right after lunch and everyone's starting to get restless/tired/distracted during 6th. For classroom culture, I use both rewards like our school store currency (tiger tickets) and consequences like losing certain privileges (can't listen to music, can't use paint for the day, etc.). And, of course, I have established rules/procedures (reestablish 'em too!) and address individual student issues as needed. But it's pretty obvious that these are the periods I need to work on and that my usual tactics aren't as effective as they are in my other periods. It doesn't help that my 6th period especially is very high needs. If only there were 33 of me to give one-on-one instruction! Even though I'm an elective, I'm going to see if I can tutor some of the kids who get behind during these times, both to get their grade up and to focus on relationship building. But I'd love some ideas for addressing these things during class time as well... So: do you find this to be relateable too? What do you recommend in the face of class-wide issues (not just one or two kids acting up)? Especially when they have predictable, school-wide patterns like this.