How do you handle the talking in the afternoons? (Btw, I teach first grade).I have been struggling with talkers/not good listeners in the afternoons. I use the clip chart system. I don't give warnings- if they are not doing their job they move their clip down right away. I feel like I have become so mean in the afternoon because they just don't do their jobs!! I praise the good ones, give stickers, and awards. If one person is talking do you stop (that is what I do but it can take so much time away) or if you have one or two talking do you teach to those who want to learn? I am a first year teacher who is struggling to go to work each day. I think it is hard because I never struggled in my past experiences. I always thought I could handle an inner school and I know now that I cannot. Can someone please give me some suggestions so I can make through this year?!