Get students up and moving. Refocus them. Encourage them to think in a different way. Reward them for good behavior. Even leave the cards for a substitute as filler activities. Print and go resource for upper elementary and middle school teachers to use with their students.
Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.