Can anyone give me some tips on how to keep a special education class quiet? I'm a first year and I have a resource teacher in the room with me. But I don't know much about working with groups like this. I have tried rewards and punishments for talking. But nothing seems to work for these kids. The worse is trying to get class started. It takes 10 minutes to get this class to settle down and get to work. They have bellwork that they should start as soon as they walk in. They continue to fail to do it despite me checking it daily. I am so frustrated with this class. Can someone give me some ideas here?