Ugh! Choosing partners! What a drag! Teachers spend a lot of time planning partners and students often choose the same student to work with all the time. This "appointment clock" will organize twelve different partners for each of your students. In the beginning of the quarter, have students make "appointments" by walking around the room and scheduling an hour to work with someone. When you assign a task, ask them to work with a partner at 2:00 (example), and they will meet with that student. Students LOVE knowing ahead of time who they are going to work with. Anxiety is reduced on the students part, and you don't have to plan partners!
*Try challenging your students and have them choose 6 boys and 6 girls for the chart!
Allow 15-20 minutes for students to walk around the room and organize their clocks.