Hi I had an observation last week and I came out with a "Good" but was old to turn it into outstanding I need to bring urgency into my lessons. It took some year 10 boys about 5 minutes to start a task. These students were able but are often distracted and chatting. Also on a group task they did talk about other things! The students need to want to show show you how good they can work. We came up with a few things: Clock so students see how long they have on a task Catch others doing well Saying how disappointed you are when off task Does anyone else use any other strategies or can give me some behavioural techniques to keep the students on task and to get them to show me how good they can work for me?