Hello, I am a first year teacher (1st grade) and I am having a difficult time with one student in particular. This student has mild defiant behavior...but it is literally getting worse and worse by the day. If I tell the class to sit in a straight line waiting for a bathroom break, he will be leaning against the wall, if I say no hands on the wall, he will keep 1 finger on the wall. He will slump down in his seat during class to the point where it looks like he is laying in his chair. He will randomly sit on the floor by his desk. When I ask him to do something, such as put his book away while I am teaching, I will ask to ask him 3 or 4 times and he will say in a whining/rude voice "I am" but he wont do it until he is asked another few times. He gets up and talk to other students while I am teaching, and when I tell him to sit down, he will look at me and finish whatever he was saying to his friend, and then I will tell him again and he will slowly walk back to his seat. He stands at the end of the line when we walk in the hall and walks incredibly slow, making sure he is noticed. Today, I asked him to do his work several times, and he got upset and went over to my library and took ALL the books off the shelf (about 200) and threw them on the floor. I had to call the AP to come get him. I don't know what to do with this student... he is OBVIOUSLY doing these behaviors to get negative attention and I know that, but he disrupts my class to the point where I completely lose my students' attention because I need to re-direct him. Sometimes he raises his hand to answer a question and I call on him and I compliment him when he does exhibit good behaviors. But lately he is getting worse and worse. It seems like if I don't call on him enough, or give him a compliment or praise him every 2 minutes (literally) he will do some sort of negative attention seeking behavior. I've had him sit at my small group table with me to do his work, and he will slump down in his chair, or crawl under the table, or talk to friends across the room even when he sits right next to me. I have 19 students, and I can't be complimenting him every minute of the day, because I need to acknowledge my good behavior students, but what advice can you offer me about this child?