We have been back in school two weeks and I am looking for some ideas. I have a VERY chatty group this year. I started out with the desks in groups, and after a few days of moving various students around, I ended up moving the desks into a pattern with everyone facing forward (for now because I can't stand rows). They just can't seem to sit where their eyes might line up with those of someone else. A conversation always follows. What are some suggestions of some things I can do to help keep the chatter down some? I don't really mind some chatter, but this is constant. I'm having to stop instruction. We continue to go over and practice the rules and procedures and it's not like I'm leaving them sitting with nothing to do. They're just a chatty bunch. Any thoughts?