I am looking for advice as to how to handle this situation... A couple days before the first day of school I found out that I would have 13 students with IEPs in my classroom of 24. Six of these students receive special education services for reading, writing, or math. One of those six includes a behavioral plan for anger along with getting speech services. I have another with an IEP for speech alone. Six more students are part of our social/emotional behavior program. They begin their day with the special education teacher, I see two or three at one time because the others are below grade level or their behavior is too extreme for the general ed setting. With the two or three I have in my room most of the day they have a paraprofessional with them at all times who tracks their behavior and assists them when they are in the inclusion setting. I have another student who is not on an IEP but has displayed such severe behavior this year it has resulted in her pushing chairs, throwing notebooks and pencils, yelling, and gotten to the point of clearing the classroom and her mom coming to take her home twice because she was not compliant and a danger to herself and the other students. I am working on a behavior plan for her. With all these things going on in the room it seems like there is a student having a melt down or causing a major disruption (and taking me away from instruction) at least 3-4 times a day. I do not feel that it is fair to the students or the parents (who have not been entirely made aware of the situation). Only one other teacher of the four teachers on my third grade team has one student with an IEP. I am seeking advice on what I can do, if anything, to help with this situation which has become overwhelming. I have spoken to colleagues who were shocked at the situation but did not provide much advice. I have spoken to my principal but it was brushed aside as a coincidence that all these students were put in one room. I do not want this to happen to me or another teacher at my school. Any advice is welcome!