Hey everyone, I'm just about to start my second year of a BA hons in Primary Education. For my first year I had a particulalry tough placement - year 5 group of mixed ethnicity who didn't get on too well together, and a class with a lot of low level disruption. When it came to myself or my partner teaching, the children would not listen or behave, (laying down the law in our first lesson didn't seem to work) and even after trying several different techniques it was to no avail. I don't suppose it helped that in our preliminary visits we were introduced as 'helpers who would be working with us for the next few weeks' - I guess the children may not have then seen us as actual teachers? Does anybody have advice as to how I may avoid this scenario in year two? or any great behaviour management strategies that may help with a similar class? Thank you!!!