A common challenge shared among teachers at all levels:
“I want my students to pair up in class, but it eats into my instructional time, and sometimes, my students don’t make good choices for a partner. Is there a better way?”
The answer is a resounding yes! Many teachers familiar with TCI materials use the Buddy Clock or Map Appointment activity.
Copy/use the attachments with your students as a starting the school year icebreaker activity. Later when you are ready to do a paired activity, just project the time or location and have them refer to the clock. Keep a master copy so you can plan ahead to avoid pesky partners!