So I have this 7th grade math class that has gotten out of control - I posted a topic on it a few weeks back. I'm a new teacher, and in this class it's been really hard to get anything done because so many of the kids were talking and not paying attention. So yesterday, I locked the door before class, and lined them all up outside. When the bell rang, I told them that it would be a quiet day, and anyone who talked would be sent to another teacher's room two doors down to spend the rest of the period working on worksheets. Well, it worked great! I had to send one kid almost immediately, then 2 more about halfway through the period, but the class was quiet and we got so much done! Here's my dilemma: what to do next! Today and tomorrow there is no school, but on Monday, how can I sustain this? The teacher who took them in only wanted to do it once, her kids were taking a test that day so it was quiet, but she doesn't want the disruption during a normal day. I don't want to make waves by sending kids to the office. But I need an immediate response for kids who are talking! Any ideas? Thanks!