I beg of you, help me...PLEASE! I was assigned to a k class that has a reputation of behavioral problems. I am just a para, so my powers are limited. But what strategies can I use to improve poor behavior? Strategies that are quick, easy, and work? My students almost instantly fly off the handle when the teacher leaves the room. It's like they don't view me as an authority figure, someone they should listen to. A few are defiant when I correct them or try to enforce punishment i.e. run and hide when I want them to sit in the corner for two minutes. i.e. acts like they don't hear me when I tell them to stop, be quiet, etc. They will get up and roam around the classroom, run and push in the hallways, the whole nine yards. Taking away recess seems to be too far in the future for them to care. They don't care enough about stickers to stop their behavior. Yelling is apparently bad to do and only works for a few minutes, anyhow. Jellybeans work, but I feel like I'm a zookeeper tossing food to the seals... Advice??