I've tried for three weeks now to find what was wrong with my students and today I've finally realized that at least 7 of my students are lacking some basic social skills. These socially unskilled students are having a huge negative effect on the rest of my students. I was teaching half of the class last year and they are not hard students at all but they are negatively influenced by their new classmates. These kids have no clue how to interact appropriately with others. Two of them have a diagnosed emotional & behavioral disorder and they are doing okay in class but outside is another story. I am so overwhelmed. Any suggestions, comments, anything ??? I want to start working in centers next week and I'm having nightmares just thinking about it. They have to constantly be guided to function well, when I give them a tiny bit of independence, it's chaos in the classroom, they call each other names, they tease each other, they fight. Everyone is always complaining about my students and I know the problem is not me, I've been teaching for a few years and I've had students that we're not angels, and I've always managed. Thanks for reading !