I truly have to work on this and it doesn't fit with my personality at all... But today I gave it a try. I have two, but mainly one student in particular who in some cases does everything she is not suppose to do to get attention. For example. We are in group time going over upper and lower case letters. She is behind me with the pointer going over the calendar, walking around basically being a distraction. For the first time I ignored her, turned my back to her every time she tried to get my attention. The students did a great job continuing with me. Guess what she eventually came and sat down and joined in group. I did not call on her when she raised her hand to finally join in. After group I let her know she should have came the first time when all of her friends were in group time. Next time I would love to call on her when she joins group the first time. I believe I am going to have to show tough love with her. But boy did it take some patience for me to ignore her... I even told my assistant this is going to be an interesting school year with her. Would you have done the same? She wasn't very loud behind me, but I can tell that she wanted to get my attention. I have to train my mind to acknowledge the good and stop pointing out the negative so much. I have a group of about 7/19 who I can always count on to do the right thing. Also did I mention she totally knows what she is doing... even my child who is extremely active and busy was in group fiddling around with a chair, but answers questions on topic.