Hi, This is my second year teaching kindergarten. I did a year of student teaching in a rich suburb and now work in an inner city school as a kinder teacher. I really struggle with classroom management, in every aspect so much so that I am wondering if i should quit? I have excellent actual teaching skills, but can not get the classroom management down. Specifically: I am constantly having to stop instruction due to rude behaviors on the rug during teaching time such as students laying down, talking while I'm teaching, playing with shoes, getting up, touching other students, etc. I feel like from other classrooms I've been in this doesn't occur with other teachers just with me... I wonder if I'm handling behaviors wrong?? So it makes them worse? I tend to move students to a chair if they are misbehaving on the rug, I also make students move down a color on our classroom behavior chart. What would you do for constant disruptions? I am at the point where I can hardly teach! I also struggle with center management, I constantly have to stop my reading group to check on groups because they are too loud or misbehaving and not completing work. I have a very low, struggling group this year so that is also an issue. They often don't know what to do even after weeks of modeling. I am just so done with the constant misbehavior I am thinking of using my special education license and seeking working with smaller groups. Other issues, calling their attention after they've been working, it usually takes 3-5 minutes because they just don't listen and stop talking! I try to be fun, motivational, I don't make them sit too long, and I constantly praise good behavior... I am at my wit's end. Thanks for your help!