Hi all, I am feeling so upset and frustrated with the year and how things are going in my classroom. Not only do some of my children have major emotional issues, but rubs off on all of the children. This is a third grade class. I have 17 children and out of those i would say that 1/2 to more than that are behavior problems. The other problem is that I have been told that i am too nice! I try to use effective behavior management, but to no avail. I try the positive, I try the negative. I am sooo frustrated and upset. They won't stop talking! Then I get so frustrated that I start to yell... yes i said it... I start to kind of yell I am NOT that kind of person or teacher but, grrrr... I need some ideas... or advice or something. This is my firstfull year in my own classroom. Tomorrow I start parent-teacher conferences and give out report cards! I am SOOO nervous because I have to talk to some of these parents about their childrens' behavior. But... I feel this is MY fault!!! I feel awful... Help! THanks so much! This board is a GOD send!!!