Hello Everyone, I am a new teacher. I am teaching English I to 9th graders. I am blessed to have 4 periods of respectful, hard-working, good natured kids. However, like I'm sure many teachers experience, I am stuck with the 6th period from hell! I have over ten different competing personalities in this classroom. I have 2 kids with ADHD that I have sitting upfront that I have to monitor ALL THE TIME, and the class in general is rude, refuses to quiet down or pay attention, and does not respect me as their teacher. The kids have a terrible attitude, they think everything is a joke, and they oftentimes shout out inappropriate things or give ridiculous responses when we are discussing literature. They do not respect my authority, a few openly mock me, they are never on task, they never pay attention, they overtalk me, and the entire vibe of the classroom is BAD, BAD, BAD. It has a very toxic energy and it not conducive to learning whatsoever. Every time I turn around the counselor is transferring another behavioral problem into the class. My students that have been transferred into the class from other periods HATE IT and are begging the counselor to switch them back. I have thusfar called parents, have talked to the AP that says he will come to observe and offer suggestions but never does, have changed the seating chart several times, and have kicked 2 students out to the teacher across the hall who is really agressive and strict and teachers the older grades which seems to intimidate the 9th graders. However, somewhere I went wrong with this period. I set the wrong tone, gave them the wrong impression, or made some sort of error that communicated to them that my class is a free-for-all. I can't kick 10 kids out of the class; I have to figure out a solution that I can implement to get this class under control. I am in the beginning of week three. The management strategies that work like a charm in my other periods are an EPIC fail in my 6th. Are there any veteran teachers or teachers who have shared a similar experience who can offer me advice or suggestions? Both classroom management and instructional strategies are welcome! I would appreciate any help that you can offer from the bottom of my heart!