I know I worded the topic a little awkwardly,but what I was wondering is how do you handle behaviours in classes when you are not the "core" or "regular" teacher for that class? For example, if you are a French teacher or music teacher that moves around from class to class each period. I recently started teaching music at a new school, so I'm in a lot of different classes. While the majority of students I teach are well behaved, there's always a few in each class that can be a handful. I'm finding it a bit challenging to curb some of these behaviours because I'm only there for a period at a time. It's not like I can take away something like centre time or free time later in the day. And since I'm only there for a period, I can tell that the students get more chatty and off task with me than they would with their regular teacher. I like to think I'm pretty firm and consistent with my rules/expectations. I try to nip things right away (ie. send someone to their seat if they are talking while at the carpet), but a lot don't always care about things like that. If a student is having a particularly rough period I'll write a note in the agenda, but it doesn't seem to do much to stop the behaviour. So I was just wondering if there's any little tricks that others in this position have found useful? I realize that it may be one of those situations where kids are going to be a bit more difficult, sort of like when there's a supply. But I'd really like to get these little problems under control, especially since music can be very fun when the kids are behaved, but also very challenging when they aren't. Thanks!