Nearly half the time of all my lessons were trying to get them to just CALM DOWN. My co-teacher (Joo-Hyun) and I decided to punish them. I was happy to just keep them after class for a while, but...I have come to learn that when Korean teachers punish students - they really mean it!
The kids had to sit like this until the teacher was satisfied with them and let a few of them leave and go back to their homeroom classes.
This is Kim Yong-In. I taught him in 4th Grade last year. My co-teacher & I had to take turns standing behind him with our hands on his shoulder. If I wasn't looking, he'd want to take his shoe off and throw it at someone - just for the hell of it! Or he suddenly grab a pencil, turn around and scribble on the desk behind him.
He's calmed down only a bit now that's he's in 5th Grade, but I still give him extra work to have him occupied. But he just copies other kids' work. Once, he had a red eye, and he had eye drops at school. What a nightmare. He tried squirting other kids with it and disrupted my entire lesson because of eye drops!