The following strategies I have found to work in classes with pupils who just don't want to shut up talking and who have some pupils who just want to misbehave. My school has little clue how to tackle such behaviour (or just don't want to) so I had to figure out all this myself over months. I thought I would share it with the community. My school don't want successes like this suggested from a mere classroom teacher. They would only listen if SLT said so. But they are **** and don't have a clue how to deal. So here are my solutions........ 1. Try to NEVER accept answers that are shouted out and if someone does shout an answer out, try to ALWAYS mention that it shouldn't have been shouted out but a hand should have gone up. Most of the time, let another pupil with a hand up repeat the same answer and then credit them with it "well done Sophie - excellent stuff". The other pupil then fumes for not getting the credit for his/her right shouted out answer. Over time, the majority change. Some still don't.