So let's say I tell the students to put away their math books and move to the carpet. Here's the rundown on who (out of 20 students) actually comply. Joey, Johnny, Janis, Keith, Chrissy, DeeDee, Rodger, and Meg all go to the carpet as instructed. Grace, Patsy, and Maria get up and start toward the carpet but stop at Maria's desk to look at a necklace she brought to school. Jimi, Iggy, and Alice all try to sit on the same carpet square. Sid joins in. A game of "Dogpile ensues" Roy sits at his desk and continues to work on his math book. Jimi and Deborah start to argue over a pencil. The argument turns to a tug-of-war. Link and Buddy stop at the classroom library and pull out books and start reading. Joey and Janis see them and decide to get books as well and get up. The same thing happens during ANY kind of transition, including transitions to places the kids actually want to go to like lunch, recess, and home. I've tried consequences, yelling, waiting, counting, rewarding, pointing out "good examples" and just about everything else I could think of. I'm running out of ideas.