I am really struggling to come up with something. In my last position I had the students create the rules with me and then I just enforced them consistently and tried to apply what I felt were logical consequences. I felt this worked well- but tbh, I had really sweet kids and very few behavior problems to begin with. My biggest problem was my 5th graders goofing around with each other instead of doing the assignment, and the few times they did it I made them do it at recess (sort of a "if now is not a good time for you, you can do it at recess" type of thing, which I thought made a lot of sense). I know that's laughable that this was the "biggest" problem! I had one other student who would occasionally interrupt/disrupt and I just had him sit away from the group until he was ready to join us, which since he loved attention so much was a decent motivator for him. However, I am worried that with an entire class of students with me for a full 7 hours a day, and admittedly a "rougher" population than I'm used to, this won't be enough. On the other hand, I'm having a hard time getting on board with many of the "systems" that are out there because I find them too "one size fits all." How do you be "fair and consistent" while also taking individual students and individual behaviors into account?For example, with the card system where you might do one flip= warning, two flips= 5 minutes lost recess, etc. the consequence is the same every time, and missed recess isn't always the most logical consequence. Additionally, what happens when a kid is off task 5 times in the first 2 hours of the day- what do you do for the rest of the day when they've run out of "flips?" I had some serious adhd kiddos in my last position and if I made them flip a card every time I had to re-focus them, it would have been disastrous. I'm also struggling with the idea that taking away recess for the next day (for a "flip" that happens in the afternoon) almost 24 hours later is really that effective. Does anyone have a system that they really like? We only have 15 minutes of recess, and the academic schedule is created for us so I don't have the option to do PAT or "free time" or anything like that. When hearing about my class for next year, I had two that were described as "squirmy- can get to be handful if they don't get to get up and move" (so obviously, taking away their recess is probably going to make them worse!) and one that "has tried every behavior plan unsuccessfully" while the others are apparently "mostly good."