A little background: Sorry I haven't been around here's why... Today began my third week with my new class. I am their 4th teacher this year. It is a rough school...low ses,test scores, high percentage of minority students, etc. So I can chalk some of today as being Monday but behavior is ridiculous. For every good moment we have 2 bad ones. We spend half our day practicing lining up, walking the halls, etc. We will succeed and I will reward them and then the next time they'll do horrible and of course that's when other teachers see them and they get talked/yelled at (not always but we do get those looks). I have being giving out stars for them to fill out a chart to get a reward, I use my pull your clip thing all the time(school wide procedure) but I let me kids move their clip up if they change their ways, send them to our time out room and other teachers rooms and I give them a possible 10 minutes of a class game at the end of the day (just started this today) and they can add or subtract to it to try to get some better behavior(I'm hoping this works better tomorrow if not I'm going to let the kids who had a good day have some free time w/my aide while the others practice procedures.) Also, I've been giving detention. Calling parents doesn't always help. I know I could do a little more with consistency and practicing more but it's my third week with them now and I feel it's just the same stuff over and over, we should be able to move on. I know to a point it's a day to day thing we some of my kids but I feel like no gains are being made. Just when I get some of my harder kids under control 2 more act up(one who hasn't been on meds for a week and another that was kind of out of the blue)Starting tomorrow I am pulling one of my "rougher" kids per day during my plan to talk to for 10 minutes and get to know hoping this will help. Any other ideas?Sorry for this it really does help to vent. Oh my principal and team mates are very supportive!