OK, I teach 2nd grade. I'm a newer teacher, and I have specific rules and procedures for my classroom. The students have plenty of opportunities to get rewards, and I use one progressive negative reinforcement. Now on to my problems...Yesterday (the first day of school) they were shy, timmid, quiet, and basically doing a great job of listening, staying on task, and learning the proceedures of the class. Today was a different story. They were trying to test me. I didn't "come down hard" on them yesterday because I didn't really need to. Today was awful, I felt like I was repeating myself over and over again. I used my negative reinforcement A LOT but no mater how many students went to 5 minutes or 10 minutes of time out no one seemed to be learning from their own mistakes or others mistakes. I feel like I'm loosing control, and it's only the 2nd day! what can I do to get that control back?