Hello all! I could use some advice about student behavior. I have tried googling this in every way I know how with no luck! I am a second grade teacher dealing with some oppositional behavior. I feel like that is the best way to describe it! I have between 2-4 boys in my class (depending on their moods) who will often do the opposite of what they should. A trivial example is saying "no" when I ask, "Are we ready"? That kind of thing. Or when we are working quietly, they're the ones to whoop or burp. It's frustrating. The advice I have gotten from others is saying to put it in the students hands in order to have that peer pressure. A lot of times, the other students are fussing at them, and they continue on. I have some group incentives in the classroom, but it is very tricky to deal with when one or two students are refusing to comply and the others really want the reward. And if it is a long term thing (right now we are trying to earn lunch outside) it is unfair to not give it to the others, but I don't want to write off those few students now, so that they give up and don't care about following the expectations in the classroom because they know they aren't going to earn the reward. I have discussed our classroom community, I really felt like we were there until about last week when they started acting out. I have been in contact with all of their parents as well. I use logical consequences for their behaviors (completing unfinished work during break times if it isn't complete due to playing, repeating behaviors done incorrectly during break time, moving to a private seat to limit talking) and I constantly reteach expectations to ensure they know what I want. I'm not sure where to go from here! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!