Hi everyone, I am coming to the end of my second placement and have managed to get a job sorted for next year and I am really looking forward to it. My behaviour management in most of my classes is good and I can get the children settled quickly and engage in the lesson.However, there is one class that I am still really struggling with....bottom set Year 9 and I just feel like I am getting no where with them after 10 weeks. Last week I had a lesson with them and no matter what strategies I tried I couldnt get them to a) listen to me, b) follow instructions and c) do the work. I am teaching them Unit 4 from the ICT OCR Nationals programme and they are all creating a multimedia presentation on an area they are interested in so the task is engaging and something they ultimately enjoying doing. However, after every lesson I feel like banging my head against a wall. I got asked by two of them if the other teacher wasnt teaching them because 'I am too stupid and need to improve'. I dread the lesson every week because I know what it is going to be like. I follow the school behaviour system but I am just wondering if you have any strategies you use with your most 'difficult class'.