We all know that as soon as the kids come into the classroom in the morning, we are automatically able to pin-point who the trouble maker(s) will be for the day. Because this happens on a daily basis, what I have found to help me every day, is to make the trouble maker my special helper for the day. Of course all of the kids will react as soon as you let everyone know of your decision. I then follow to let them know that their accusations could not be possibly true because the individual is behaving so well. In return, the kid (trouble maker) has recieved recognition and will automatically turn into a very well behaved helper!