I have subbed for about 8 years in a particular elementary school. I have read as much as I can to try to find a solution to my problem; but nothing REALLY seems to help. The problem I have is kids' constant talking, and the noise level in the classroom rising to unacceptable levels. No matter how many times I "get quiet" by the usual techniques ("1, 2,3, eyes on me!", clapping, ringing a bell, etc.), I KEEP having to stop and do this while students are supposed to be working quietly; every few minutes or so, the noise level rises again. This is, obviously, not the work of one or two students, but the entire class. I could ask several students to "flip their cards", or whatever, for talking out of turn -- but not almost the entire class! HELP!!!!!