Are you looking for a way to form different groups in your classroom? Use Appointment Clocks! Appointment clocks are used to put students in pairs or small groups quickly. Teachers create a copy of a clock for each student. The names of other students go at each hour mark around the clock so that asking students to find their “10 o’clock” partner puts the students in pairs.
Teachers can allow students to choose partners for various times on the clock. However, it is important for the teacher to decide some of the partners ahead of time so that you know that the 6 o’clock partners are students with similar skills in reading or that the 11 o’clock partners have similar interests in a particular subject.
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