Severe classroom management problems are the leading cause of teachers leaving the profession early. Unfortunately, many schools and districts do not provide the support teachers need to learn skills that are vital for establishing a classroom culture of learning and respect. One of the keys to success is helping students to learn how to recognize when they are being manipulated by others, to behave badly. Cut off those "bad apples" socially, by teaching your students to "spot the instigators" in the room. This one-page description of each type of instigator: "The Friend", The Town-Cryer" and "The Lawyer", is written in plain-language which will help your students recognizer when others are instigating problems, so they can avoid the pitfalls of being sucked-in to problems. Your class will be transformed as you start to build a better culture!