Hi I'm an NQT have have taken over a year 11 class. They are set two of three. And are really very lazy. They are not naughty per se but would just rather sit there than do any work. Mostly the boys, it has to be said, the girls are generally ok. I got quite a bit of work out of them today but it can be like pulling teeth and asking for homework is almost pointless. What I find most frustrating, however, is there contribution in lesson, or lack there of. Almost any question I ask is met by 25 blank faces. Can anyone suggest any way to get them talking. We're doing the language side of things for the time being but there's going to get to a point where we have to read OMAM and I'll be damned if I'll be the only one talking. I'd try ANYTHING to get them even slightly animated. I'm even up for spending a lesson playing a game that isn't directly related to the syllabus if it would mean that they become less zombie-like. If anyone has any suggestions I'd LOVE to hear them Thanks in advance p.s. sorry about the length of this, I do prefer to be briefer usually.