I'm a seventh grade science teacher. What should I do if students talk over me even when I signal them to stop (I raise my hand to gesture). I've done this in the past, and it doesn't work. Let's say that no recess is permitted in the school, so taking it away is not even an option (I've been hired to work in a school with no recess). Like I said, the majority of the students are having full conversations during class, so it'd be difficult to isolate just a few (b/c it's almost everyone!) Please give me specific advice. I'm a new teacher and don't want to burn out! I had a tough time last year with this same issue. Also, I'm a cluster, so I don't see the same students all day. Thanks in advance.