For the first time in my short 1 1/2 year career, I wake up in the morning not looking forward to work. When the bell rings and my students come in the classroom, I'm not excited to see them. I have a difficult time pretending to be enthusiastic. I have some difficult behaviors this year. About 13 kids in my class are EXTREMELY well-behaved. As in, I have never had to discipline them for anything. With the other 8 kids, every day is a constant battle. I have two kids on behavior mod plans where they are constantly checking their behavior. (I'm talking every 15 minutes.) Neither one of these plans seems to be working, even though I am being diligent and consistent. Their behavior problems are CONSTANT and with every little task. For example, when their name is called to line up, they run to the line. Every time. I have them come back and do it again the correct way every time. When I am teaching they are shouting out and talking over me. When working independently at their tables, they are talking. Every single little simple task is becoming exhausting because they exhibit negative behavior with almost everything they do. They are also doing violent things, such as pushing and shoving on the playground. My principal has had to be called out to recess just for my class. Almost every day when I pick them up from lunch, one of the supervisors is waiting to tell me something that a child in my class has done. I give tons of praise for positive behavior. I have individual short-term and long-term rewards (prizes at the end of the week, lunch with me at the end of the month), rewards for tables who are working quietly, and whole-class rewards (we vote on a fun thing to do when we reach a goal together). I also give random rewards to children who are behaving well throughout the day. For consequences, I try to make them as natural as possible, but I usually end up taking away free choice time, because that upsets them the most. I have a clipboard with me in which I mark inappropriate behavior, and then I write a note home in their responsibility log. I don't know what else to do. :unsure: I just can't go on like this for 67 more days (not that I'm counting).