I am a first year teacher, teaching 8th grade math in a inner city school district. The whole 8th grade staff is young and new to the school. We are having a horrible time calming the kids down, paying attention, doing homework, and hitting each other. We have tried positive rewards, such as tickets, candy, lots of praise, ect. We also have negative consequences, such as, giving a warning, calling home (some kids don't have phones at home), writing a referal, and calling in climate mangers (behavior people). Nothing seems to be working in particularly one of the classes. Any suggestions??