Hi there, I'm currently doing an NQT project looking at pupils in my year 7 French classes who are high achievers but often lack motivation in class, despite - I hope - being given appropriately differentiated work and plenty of praise at appropriate times. Enjoyability of the work is also not always a problem, as often other pupils will be happily getting on with it without a fuss. There is: - the daydreamer, who will often not even put pen to paper as she stares into space. Can ask her several times to get working and won't. - the sulky one, who is generally unhappy to be there and will only get working with after being pushed to (that she lacks confidence is one thing I have learnt). - the distracted/disruptive one, who will chat to others around her and can get loud and disruptive. When asked to do work she will have a go at you and say "I'm doing my work" when maybe she is doing the absolute minimum and could be doing more. If you teach/have taught any pupils who match the above descriptions I would very much appreciate if you could share any strategies that worked with them. Thanks!