What to do:
Students are organised in a way to have multiple learning partners throughout the lesson.
One o'clock partner might represent those with similar abilities, while a 3 o'clock partner might be someone who has a similar learning style. Or whatever way you want to organise them!
You determine which style of partner would be best with your lesson activity and then set a clock time with the appropriate corresponding "o clock."
Students can then meet with their "one o clock appointment" to complete the learning task and so on...
With this method, students aren't bound by only one partner.
Give the students appointment cards, a particular area of the classroom?
The clock partners could come from different time zones- now meet your russian partner? American partner? Can link in cross curricular links?
Labels: group work, pair work