im a new teacher in a montessori school. a pair of twins recently joined my class. they don't talk much, prefering to point and make sounds for what they want (they're 3yrs old). They rarely speak unless i say what they should say and have them repeat it. They also love hitting the other kids as well as the teacher. They are 2 pretty tough kids and it they hit hard! i use the time out-stand in a corner method with kids when they go over the top. but these 2 don't care! is there any other way?