H......eeeee......lllllll....pppppp I am a new math teacher...and I mean: brand spanking new. Thrown to the fire, I was, this is 2nd week of school. My dilemma? How do you make high school kids stop talking? My kids (who do not attend where I teach...) say that it's a problem in all their classes. So...is this just a cultural thing with the myspace-text message-AIM-a' chatting crowd? I remember a few years ago in high school...seems like we were less talkative. Maybe I'm too selective in my memory... What WORKS for high school kids?