The most basic way to use these is to write the names of any students you DO NOT want to be working together on the same wheel (he he). To find partners, simply turn the wheels until the names line up. In 5 years of using this, the students have never figured out that they won't be able to be partners with students on the same wheel as them (he he)

Cool beginning of the year project.

Wait your turn cards.

Use a list of students names for each assignment and just cross off the name of students who turned in their assignment...you can quickly see who still needs to turn it in.

I like the idea of this

This is a great way to share not only the objective, but also its real-world rationale.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Put students names on markers at the beginning of the year so they don't argue. Can also do this with glue sticks and erasers. Genius!

Put student's names on the back of YOUR nametag so that you won't have to worry about finding the list during something like a fire drill.

beginning of the school year question board - ask students to respond to your questions aimed toward a successful school year & cooperative class! (:

PRINTABLE partner wheels

At the beginning of the year, make several "New Student" bags with welcome letters, name tags, birthday tags, etc. Anything that a new student will need. This will save a lot of time when you find out on a Friday that you are getting a new student Monday!

The Little Things: Testing Motivational Treats. My students have enjoyed this type of treat for several years. Every morning of a 'big' test, there's a treat with a little note waiting for them at their tables.

A great way to have students turn in their homework.

"Now when I set out a station, I simply review the task with the kids. We decided on what the simple instructions for the task should be. I quickly flip these little babies over and record the directions. Then if the students get to the station, but forget the task, they can press the button and hear them again."

Random Name Selector--kids loved it last year!

good idea

More partnering strategies

Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle.

Behavior Management- OMG if only I had found this last semester when I had to make a board game!

Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies. My kids love writing letters!! Love this!

Awesome behavior management plan...I will be using this next year!