Hello, All. My apologies in advance for the long post, but I need HELP! I teach 1st grade and have a student who, when dealt a consequence, will launch into attention-seeking, disruptive, and disrespectful behavior. For example, we use Class Dojo and, after losing a point for breaking a rule, she has engaged in the following behaviors: climbing on top of tables, jumping down from said tables, doing cartwheels on the floor, trying to physically block me and other teachers from using the phone to call her mom or the office, and refusing to follow directions. While I have tried ignoring her behavior and continuing with the lessons, her behavior has turned more aggressive. Yesterday, she did most of the above, as well as kicked another student on the back, scratched (albeit lightly) another student on the face, walked in front of me as I was teaching and made faces at me, walked on the carpet in between students who were sitting on the rug, threw her chair cover and pencil box on the floor and stomped on them, as well as grabbed miscellaneous items around my desk (including a yardstick, which she used to slap on multiple desks). It doesn't help that several students think her antics are hilarious, or make "oooh" sounds when she does something like get up on the tables. I have to also note that I have other students who are behavior challenges, but none to this extent so far. I still consider myself a fairly new teacher (this is my third year), and have never dealt with these types of behaviors in a classroom. I'm still learning my way around classroom management. We have a school-wide initiative to reduce behavior referrals, which I think is good. As such, my AP has advised me to try the 2 x 10 strategy (talk to the student about non-school related things for 2 minutes a day for 10 days) and she has been rewarding the student by having her go to her office at the end of the day (on her good days) to get a treat. (I have mixed feelings about this, by the way, because the rest of the class knows she has these behavior issues, and yet she gets rewarded...not sure that's the kind of message we should be sending to the other kids who aren't engaging in these types of behavior.) She has gotten two behavior referrals (one from my AP at the beginning of the year and one from me yesterday). While I don't believe behavior referrals are necessarily the answer, I also feel her putting her hands on other students and disrupting others from learning is unacceptable. She had a MUCH better day today and I made sure to really praise her often for acting like a role model student. While I am working on trying to build a relationship with her, I really need to know how I should immediately handle her behavior when it is happening. I don't like having to call the office every time she has a melt down, as I feel like this is sending the message that I can't handle my students, but I don't know what else to do. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!