Interactive questions for dance cards. Dance cards instructions: students follow questions and put 5 names on an index card to keep. When doing partner work or group work, you can simply say "Get with dance card #2", they will each have one person as their #2. This eliminates problems with group work and helps the students work with someone different each time.
I have done this in all my classes for many years and it is wonderful! No stress with group work anymore!
Takes about just 5 minutes in the beginning of the year.