So I'm student teaching this semester for free! and I thought after subbing in two school districts last year that I would be better with the classroom management stuff. But it seems like things aren't going so well, at least in my opinion. Take today for example. I had a worksheet for the students to do about some of the things we've been going over in the 8th grade history class I'm student teaching. I told them I'd give them about 20 minutes to do the assignment and go over it with them and told them they need to work on the assignment and not talk. However, being 8th grade middle school students, they did talk and I had to address the problem around 5 times and even told them in a regular tone to stop talking and get their work done since most of the students were still working on the assignment. Then by the time I get to addressing the worksheet and going over what the students had, three of the students started to talk while I was explaining some of the answers. I was thinking "how freaking rude do you have to be to talk while I'm going over the worksheet with you". I talked to one of the three students but should have talked to all three. Anyway, as some of you have been teaching for x amount of years, what kind of advice do you have for me? I'm considering to be very strict tomorrow and let them know their behavior has not only been rude but also been unprofessional, especially for students who are 8th graders going into high school next year.