I'm on my final PGCE Primary school placement and it's all going wrong. I have a Year 5 class, and have been with them now for 8 weeks - I have 4 weeks left. I had a 2 weeks before Christmas of observing them - however it was Christmas and there wasn't any real lessons going on - so I didn't see anything useful. In January I started teachign them and they misbehave a lot for me. Despite using various techniques such as raffle tickets, lollipop sticks, traffic light warnings and a noiseometer, I am still having horrendous problems. The behaviour is so much of a problem that the Headteacher is now involved and it has been commented that the class are misbehaving generally now in the school. The problem tends to be a child talking or pulling a face at another child and then I speak to them or warrn them - but rather than trying to concentrate on bettering their behaviour, they start getting upset and "sulking" for want of a better word. It is not hte whole class, I would say it's about 6 children. It does affect he class though because I cannot carry on explaining as there is talking so i need to make sure the talking stops before carrying on. I feel pretty alone as I'm an open Univresity style PGCE student. My mentor has tried her best but we have very different teaching styles and therefore she is at a loss as she has never had a problem with behaviour before. Any advice would be great as I came back adfter half term being very positive and today I feel so sad and siheartened and very, very worried that I will fail this course and unltimately won't become a teacher.