I know this may sound like a silly question, but maybe some of you who have been teaching a long time could help me out. Do you find screaming, I mean the teachers who scream like they are being killed are effective teachers? Do you think by screaming it corrects student behavior more or is beneficial for students? I can think back to some of my favorite teachers who I learned the most from, and although they would get loud at times, ran a tight ship, and were strict, very rarely would they scream like they were being attacked. I don't have my own classroom, but I have been in many classrooms where this is how the teachers taught. I've observed many teachers, especially in the upper elementary grades, who just spoke very nasty and would scream just to give the class a simple direction. Granted, I know you can't be their friend and let them walk all over you. I can scream, that's for sure, but I just can't see this as being my teaching style. Yes, some classes are just very chatty, but since the behavior continues and it's halfway through the school year, how effective is screaming and talking nasty to kids?