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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Foolproof Ways to Partner Your Students
I don't know about you, but I have my students work with partners constantly.
Sometimes partners are assigned strategically, based on data for intentional instruction.
Sometimes, however, I just need my students to find a partner or at least someone to turn and talk to during think-pair-share.
I was tired of my students taking forever to find a partner.
I was tired of my kids working with the same people over and over.
I was tired of saying "make a better choice" or "you aren't allowed to work together."
I have equity sticks and use them often, but the partnerships aren't planned and therefore often aren't great.
Thus, I introduce to you...
The Partner Wheel
I originally heard this idea from Amie Dean, The Behavior Queen. (Side note: SHE'S AMAZING!)