So this is my 2nd year teaching. Last year my class was very sweet and I rarely had to deal with arguments and people saying nasty things to each other. This year, they always fight and bicker about everything. They are always in each other's business. I am lost as how to make them stop. This week was truly awful. I felt like everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I don't know if it is the fact that we just got finished taking a two week long standardized test or that the weather prevented us from going outside for recess, but I really thought I was going to pull my hair out. I always try to praise the people who are doing the right thing and give positive attention and rewards but that isn't working. I also use the behavior system where kids change their color (that is a school wide discipline management program so I can't change that). How do you help students stop the arguments and stay out of each other's business? It's really only like 5 kids but they are so bad about it that it brings the whole class down and makes everyone miserable.