Hi, I'm teaching a year 3 boy who is frequently wheeling out this old line when asked to do his independent work. I've tried the partial agreement (That might be the case but... ) however I'm not sure where to go with it after that. The problem being that he doesn't actually have any outside playtime/lunchtime that I could make him do the work at because he's kept in for other reasons I won't go into now. He even says "I can't have a consequence because I don't go out". Last year he was quite disruptive and the solution was to get him out of class so he wasn't disturbing others, so taking that into account he's done really well so far to actually stay in class without any major disturbances. I just need to get him working now / wanting to work... Any ideas gratefully received!