I teach a once a week class in the evening and have 3 students that are showing some fairly serious behavior problems. Normally, the bad behavior is mainly having trouble being quiet when I'm talking or a classmate is talking, but a stern look or silence was working wonders. The other student seems hyperactive and gets called out a lot, just for being visible. This is the sixth week, or sixth time I've been with the students and tonight things took a turn for the worse. The two "talkers" ignored stern looks and silence, provoking other students to tell them to shut up and pay attention. This just focused their attention on those students. I had enough by the end of class and said next time I was removing them from the class. The same went for the third student who has adopted a victim complex, constantly telling everyone I pick on him. The class knows its bull, but I've had enough of his lack of respect. As a first year teacher, its hard enough trying to teach students who haven't been successful in the class before and these three are now a detriment to the flow of the class. The only non administrative consequence I had was giving them zeros for participation, but as long as they have at least a D, they are happy. I could put them in assigned seating, but I fully expect open defiance. I want to control my classroom, but feel I'm fighting a losing battle. I constantly hear from other students, that other teachers just let them be noisy for the most part. I'm hesitant to talk to the principal, because I feel it will make me look weak and unable to do my job, but I don't see any other choice.