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Anita is a high school principal. She has been on the job for only a few weeks, and several teachers and students have already approached her for advice on solving some problems that they are dealing with in their classes and activities. Read the following scenarios and choose the best suggestion for a solution that Anita can offer.
Sarah is teaching a classroom of 9 special needs children. She's having a tough year because certain children do not get along with others and some are having a little too much fun together and are completely distracted and rowdy. Unfortunately, she's the only teacher for special needs adolescents so none of the children can be moved to other classrooms. She's taken notes over the course of the last month, recording the problems and positive developments. She asks Anita to review her notes and identify what she can do to improve the situation. The names of the students in the class are as follows: Bob, Sally, Andrew, Billy, Trina, Kate, Elliot, Tim and Ian.
Here are the notes:
Based on the information provided, what do you think Anita should do to help Sarah?