I just came into the school year last week to break up two large classes. One of my kids is a gigantic behavior mess. He is always in everyone else's business, out of his seat, shouting out, talking to himself (his voice is VERY loud), trying to help other kids, and generally being a nuisance. He does not get his work done unless you prod constantly (because he is too busy doing bad behaviors). He gets defensive and sullen and combative. This is not new, his old teacher told me she saw the same thing. He is fully capable of doing the work, and is aware that he is not behaving properly. The parents want him moved to the old class because at least there he was working (so it is assumed). The P does not want him moved. I almost think he might have ADHD or something along those lines- a social skills problem or something. Do you have any ideas about how I could manage him? I am thinking a behavior contract- he has to read it if he is doing those behaviors. But I don't think for this child that is enough. I was thinking I might want to try some kind of tracking rewards system just for him. Like on his desk. I check him every ___ minutes and if he is on task he keeps a button and if he is off task I take a button and lost buttons = something...... What do you think? Any other ideas? I am going crazy!