I'm a first-year teacher with 4 students, and having a difficult time managing some of their behaviors. I know a lot of it is par for the course, and I'm trying not to take it personally, but I'm getting a bit discouraged. The majority of the behaviors they display are "testing" me, but I've yet to find an effective way to get them back on track. 3 of them just laugh at me, no matter what I do. I've done my best to not get flustered or let them know that I'm frustrated, but I'm sure that they're able to read my emotions despite my best efforts to hide them. How do I get them to take me seriously and follow my instructions instead of thinking I'm just a big joke? Anyone have any pearls of wisdom....or better yet, a magic wand?