Ok, I teach 6th grade, and my students are slowly adjusting from elementary school. I have just started making MAJOR progress with getting my kids to raise their hands and wait for me to come to them when they have questions. Whew. But now, I constantly have hands waving in the air. A few days ago, I began writing directions and expectations on a poster, so many questions I can now answer by pointing to the poster or asking, "What would you do if I wasn't here to ask?" Despite all of these efforts, which have improved things, I still feel like I'm being run ragged answering questions in some of my classes. I'm not getting enough time to spend on any one student. I've considered employing the Ask 3 Before Me rule, but I'm worried some of my more talkative classes will find this as an excuse to get chatty with their neighbors. Any suggestions or advice?