Dealing with an unruly classroom...
What are some tips when dealing with an unruly classroom? I am a replacement teacher (filling in for a maternity leave), and I have this one class that has been driving me crazy since the very beginning of taking over the class. I have tried a reward system (they took that as a joke), I have tried kicking some students out of class as well as give a detention (but that doesn't seem to bother them) - Let me add that I do teach Health class, so it is considered an "off-team" class. I have this class 7th period, some students are great, but several in this class are highly disruptive, disrespectful and rude. I feel as if they don't respect me as a teacher, and think of me as just a "sub". Sometimes I feel so frustrated that I question my career choice...this is also my first time in an official teaching role besides student teaching.
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