Even with that understanding, I was miserable, students weren't learning anything, and something needed to be done. Over the course of a couple weeks, I established some solutions that paid off huge. When kids started seeing that its way more fun to swim with the current, they got it together. Of course, I still have the 2 or 3 kids that legitimately have a hard time with self control, but it's significantly more manageable than when half the class has made a decision to go bonkers. Here's how I got there.