I'm a first year teacher and have a class of 22 second graders. I am at a loss on what to do. I work in a charter school and the other teachers and the administrators are great but we are all over worked and exhausted. But more to the point, my class is out of control. I am trying to keep the rules simple, I have a consequences chart that lets then see what will happen if they choose to break a rule. They just will not stop talking!! They are driving me crazy! One of the students talks constantly and if he's not talking he is making noises. I use a behavior chart on their desks with stickers to earn a trip to the prize box, but they don't seem to care. I can't find a way to motivate them to follow the rules. I can admit that I'm not very well organized but I am scared that I will get to the end of the year and still be just as out of control. I am beginning to feel so drained and exhausted that I dread every Monday morning. I need all the advice that anyone can offer me.