I teach in an inner city high school with"minority/poverty" kids. I
them to quiet down, then I talk in a quiet voice and they listen.
praise the first table that everyone is quiet at. sometimes I have
near a talker, or even put my hand on his/her shoulder, but I can
their attention. Yelling or even talking loud to my high school kids
never worked for me, it always turns them off and they get an
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