Partner’s Creed! You and I – TOGETHER!
As teachers, we all want our students to work well together and learn to work cooperatively. This Partner’s Creed highlights expectations for partner work in a visual and written way student’s can refer back to when needed. I have my students say the “I will” portion to their partner and read the “We will” portion together.
Last year, I had my students work in partners all year long. My desks were in sets of two and we changed partners every two weeks. No one ever had the same partner twice. My students really learned to work with each other and appreciate every individual that made up our class I taped the Partner Creed to the corner of their desk and we referred to them whenever we changed partners or needed a reminder. They are available here in an easy to copy and cut four square.