I need some help with this one. I have tried EVERYTHING I know to diffuse negative behavior in my classroom. This is my 6th year to teach 2nd grade. My kids are such talkers they will not be quiet. I have tried rewards for good kids, I have talkers writing paragraphs and sending them for parent signature, I have taken away activity time, I have tried so manythings and NOTHING works. I will really talk to them about their talking and I am barely through talking and they are at it again. I will teach a lesson and they talk, play, and then when it is time for them to work they don't know how to do it. There is basically no discipline in our school and the kids know this. No consequence for anything. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get a handle on this? I am slowly going insane-lol- Any ideas would be much appreciated!!