What do you do about students who constantly disrupt your classroom and nothing you seem to do works? I had a student my first year teaching that would take off out the door and down the hall whenever I turned my back. Trips to the principal’s office did not result in any help because he would just do it again whenever you arrived back in my room. We tried behavior charts, which also did not help. I would also have to watch this child all the time because if I did not he would hit, kick or bite another student. His parents were mad at the school for not being able to control him. The only reason I survived the school year was because the family moved after the first six weeks.
I am wondering what others would have done in this situation and also if others have been in situations like this. What works with your difficult students and what seems to just increase the problem?