Can you please give me your advice/tips on how to approach this scenario? I am an NQT and seem to have been given a pretty bad bunch of classes. Every lesson around 4 students hand in their weekly report. Initially I struggled to award sanctions so readily but now I am fine following the school procedure. The only issue with this is that I spend half the lesson issuing warnings, consequences and detentions and then at least 10 minutes after each lesson logging this on the system. Every time a student gets issued a sanction they complain, argue back at me, the class have a reason to go off task. Students are generally being issued sanctions for low level disruption (such as talking) which they seem to think is completely unfair. Sometimes I have so much chatter going on it is hard to determine who to sanction. Then I have students who are making no effort and generally students are not getting through what they should be doing due to the time wasted on behaviour management. I follow the rules, I call/email home regularly, I get students removed when necessary but it is still a massive detriment to the lessons. I also go in really big with positive praise issuing merits and post cards home to the best behaved and most improved student on a weekly basis. I have asked for support from parents and heads of years. I have held many a restorative conversation but it simply isn't making a blind bit of difference. At the same time the amount of time spent trying to deal with this is ridiculous. I feel like I am one of the teachers who issues the most detentions and it concerns me. I am also concerned about the students who are simply being lazy and disengaged and the fact that they will be falling behind expectations. Is there anything I could do differently to maybe improve students' attitudes?