Last week, my 7th graders were just too chatty and loud so I screamed "QUIET!!!" Then I proceeded with my lesson and during a break in teaching, I actually apologized to the class and told them that it was ironic that I would scream to get them to quiet down. Then we all had a little giggle and moved on. Has anyone else done this? Scream to get them to quiet down only to realize the irony??