I got my first teaching job this year in 5th grade, and I have 26 kids. My room is way too small for that many, but I manage. This limits my desk arrangement. I have the desks grouped in 4's. I don't prefer this because of how chatty they are, but... I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing wrong. It's the same kids. I don't think I'm being too "nice". They lose "dojo" points, and we re-teach proper behavior at recess if needed. If they are in the negative for points, they don't get extra recess on Friday's. That's my management system, which applies to all 5th grade classrooms. So, what am I doing wrong? I still have students who don't know how to raise their hand if they have a question, and I still can't get my kids to line up properly for transitions. The other teacher has issues with her class as well, but I don't know what I, specifically, can do. Besides, reteach, reteach, reteach. All day long. It leaves me frustrated, and it leaves the students who actually do follow the rules frustrated as well. I waste so much time talking about behavior, and I feel like my instructional time is cut in half on some days. Any tips, please!