I post here way too much.... LOL Okay so I've had the clip chart going since school started. Lately... my kids have absolutely no regard for the meaning of it. They don't care! I move them down, it disappoints them, but they go right back to misbehaving (in my case it's talking to and touching their friends). The only thing that phases them are phone calls/notes to parents and you can imagine how I am not wanting to do that every single day for half my class. So, I think I may scrap my clip chart and start all over, but the problem is..... I don't know any other method of behavior management! Every single teacher in my school uses a clip chart. No one has anything different, other than the ones that just yell a lot. I don't want to be THAT teacher that has to yell to get her kids' attention, which has been my week so far and I hate it. I need help, badly. I love my kids, they are a sweet bunch and have absolutely no "real" behavioral problems, but they just never stop talking until I raise my voice and they know they are in "serious trouble". I'm just at my wits end with getting my class completely under control without yelling and that doesn't bode well for me having a great first year!