I’m looking for management tips. My kids are a complete disaster and I'm wanting to see what you would do, if these were your kids. I have a student who runs out of the room frequently. If I go out there in the pod area and see what's wrong, sometimes he'll go back in. Sometimes he won't. Sometimes it's just the fact that he doesn't want to read anymore (he's on a kindergarten level which is why he doesn't like to read). If I just ignore him and leave him out there, he'll turn the lights on and off to where I have to end up going out there anyway. My lights to the room are outside the room (yeah I know, ridiculous). He keeps moving cabinets out of the way so he can hide behind them. Today, he lost 15 minutes recess time for flooding the sinks in the pod area yesterday and for calling me "pitiful." It was indoor recess. In order for the time to count, the students must have their head down. He refused and drummed on the table with two colored pencils. So I added on time. When his time was originally supposed to be up (according to a timer on the screen), he got up and got an iPad. I tried to grab it from him and couldn't get it. He then knocked over a table, knocked over chairs, tried to peel stickers from the calendar (I stopped him), and then sat down and tried to play on the iPad. I grabbed it from him and he took a chair from the room and dragged it all the way down the hallway and flipped it over. There were witnesses so luckily he was out of my room the rest of the day. I don't know what to do with him and honestly, I'm sick of him being in my room. He stops us from getting any learning done. He's not the only behavior problem, but he's a big one. He did this same kind of stuff to his first grade teacher. Destroyed her room, bulletin boards, books, threw desks, chairs, etc. She couldn't get him to behave all year. Yet another teacher in my pod gets onto me because he's walking ahead of the line and not in line. And said there are some students that are taking advantage of me. There is literally NOTHING I can do about him walking ahead. He does it every day. I tell him to get in line and it's just constant defiance. "No." "No." And then if I tell him he lost his recess, he either doesn't care or gets angry and runs off and storms through the halls. From the beginning, my strategy with him was relationship building. I truly thought it was working. Along with a reward system. But now I'm really starting to think he was fine the first 2 weeks because it was unstructured fun stuff (like painting letters) but now that it's time to do reading and writing (which he hates), he doesn't want to do it so he's acting up. Last week he picked up a chair and put it behind his head like he was going to throw it!!!! All the students took cover under tables like this was an earthquake drill. Another boy in the class has started repeating some of the same behaviors he has seen him do (taking chairs and putting them where they don't belong, running out of the classroom, blatant defiance, taking the camping chairs and folding them up, etc). Today he ran out of the room for having to serve recess time, he went to the office and came back later. When he came back, he wasn't better. The assistant principal saw him at parent pickup and said how he worked with her for a little bit and how she hopes his afternoon went better. I said how it didn't. He said "I'm sorry Miss (my name)." And the assistant principal said "Awww that is so sweet!" and hugged him. He made my day horrible!!!!! Are you kidding me?? You're really buying that? Apology not accepted! And he'll do the same thing tomorrow. They have been so unruly the past two days, I've barely been able to get anything done. I'm so mad about their behavior today that tomorrow they will write their spelling words 5x each. They will then write their sight words. And they will complete a math worksheet on evens and odds and spell out "Even" or "Odd" on each problem. I've had ENOUGH! And the entire class has lost their whole recess tomorrow and yes, that means the entire class. There is no one who is getting out of the punishment. If they have behaved which is very few, sorry. I put a tally mark on the board when the entire class is talking, and each tally mark is a minute off their recess. They’ve already lost it all and they don't care. They don't care about recess. Some of them have point blank told me "I don't care about recess." They told me right after I accepted the position, that this is a VERY hard school behavior wise. That's why they hired this new principal who has experience getting difficult kids in line. It's very bad. Lots of kids who just run out of the room in the school (3 from my class who do it). But then again, if there were doors, they wouldn't even get the idea that they could run out of the room! They're VERY loud and unruly during a lesson to where I can't get anything accomplished. Even while I'm doing the tally marks. They don't care. Dojo helps them quiet back down but then as soon as I stop giving out points (while I teach the lesson) they get loud once again. They have no respect for authority. They are very defiant (a lot of no's, not doing what I say, moving their nametags to a different seat (NO, I choose their seats), drawing when they should be working - I crumbled up one girl's drawing and threw it in the trash when she was supposed to be on Epic completing her quiz). Parents are not involved here. A lot of students living in rundown homes or trailers with no power. Some living with aunts and uncles or grandparents. And most of the parents are missing teeth. Quite a few I’ve seen have no teeth at all. It's bad. Some of my students are -51 Dojo points, their behavior is that bad!