I’ve recently took a new class consisting of twelve 10-12 year old elementary students (uncontrollable boys!) These guys seemed to be very gentle and disciplined in their previous class, taught by a male teacher. But in my class (of course I’m a female) they do whatever they can to turn the class into a battlefield. One is always screaming and shouting, others always asking for more games, and most are on their toes to run home just as the ring bells. However, they are quick-learners, do their homework on-time and have no learning problems.
I’ve tried everything, being friendly, being serious … but … no results. My main concern is for the minority of 3-4 students who are really eager to learn but suffer from the class atmosphere.