3rd grade.....26 kids.... They are not bad, just very chatty. Clapping rhythms shuts them up for about 30 seconds, sending them to my version of "time out" results in them missing part of the lesson. Sometimes they are calling out with information and answers pertaining to the lesson, other times they will start talking to thier neighbor during direct instruction. I'm finding that it is taking me way too long to get through a lesson because of how often I have to stop because of all the chatter. Has anyone else encountered this? This is my 4th year teaching and usual bag of tricks isn't really working. What have you done to get your kids to stop talking and pay attention during direct instruction?