I teach mostly 10th grade students. I teach the "lower" track class. My 7th hour is headed no where fast. I was sick on Fri and they were the only class that got a bad sub report which said only a few listened and most simply ignored the sub. This is just the straw for me. I've tried several things with them and they aren't turning the situation around. This is the beginning of my 2nd year and I was placed on an action plan for class management last year. I can't afford a misstep at this point and don't really have any intentions on reliving the misery that was my life last year. I'm a science teacher and was thinking of making them do worksheets next week while my other classes do the labs planned. (The worksheets also include those that apparently they refused to work on when my sub was there.) I also plan on grading them per page if they do it and by question if they don't. My dept. is standards based. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!