2. Post the agenda for the class on the board. so they know what is coming next.
3. Positive reinforcement goes a long way. Compliment them even if it doesn't sound perfect. Find something to compliment the group or section about. Sometimes, others will rise to the occasion.
4. Get off the podium. Move around the room.
5. Put sections and people on the spot. Have them play in small groups or individually.
6. You as a teacher should Talk less and have them play more. Make any directions you give short and concise. Don't give them mind-wandering time.
7. Save any discipline to single people out after the class is over by holding those individuals late to talk to about their behavior. Ask them the 4 questions: What are you doing? What should you be doing? Are you doing it? What are you going to do about it?
8. Call the parents if anything persists that you have addressed to them individually. (use notes)