I am a first year lateral entry teacher. My 4th block class is mainly freshmen, and they are loud and chatty. I have moved students 3 times and am contemplating another move. I have to settle them down every time I turn my back to write on the board. Even when I stand facing them they will continue with their own conversations. Only when I threaten a phone call home do they quiet down. Some of the other students even try to tell the class to quiet down because they are trying to pay attention. I have tried explaining to them that they are being disrespectful and wasting time that they need to learn, because the chatty ones are not doing as well as they think they should be and complain to me when they get a poor grade. I need some ideas as to how to get them quiet and how to keep them quiet. Is it possible?