Has anyone had a fourth grade class that came to you with a bunch of children that frequently called/blurted out in the beginning of the year? What did you do to get success with them raising their hand? From the first day last week, I started working with my students on raising their hands by modeling putting my hand up, or saying sternly, "Raise your hand if you want me to call on you", etc., or ignoring them, and/or giving out consequences, but I'm not pleased that this is happening with fourth graders...I am a first year teacher and would like to curb this ASAP! My consequences are move to yellow (warning), to blue (reflection and loss of 10 minutes of recess), and red (parent call home). I reward the good ones with tickets and frequently call out the ones doing well. Any other techniques to use?