I am a 4th-year teacher but this is my first year at this school. I teach 8th grade. I have had so many issues this year with constant talking while I am teaching. I have heard a few times from different teachers that the behavior isn't bad but "they're a little chatty". I feel like this has become acceptable to so many teachers! At my old school, this wasn't a major issue, but I have yet to figure out what will work with middle school kids. We have very few consequences from above, which makes discipline even more difficult. Until this year, I have felt like my classroom management is pretty good. How can I improve what I'm doing for the next semester???