Appointment Calendar

Type of strategy: Brainstorming and DiscussionCollaborationGroup ManagementMovementOpeners & Get to Know You

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and Sensing

This activity will give the instructor a tool to have students work with different partners.


Astronomical ClockIn this activity students mix with the full class and sign up for “appointments” with 3 to 5 other students in the classroom for 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., etc. on a teacher prepared “Appointment Calendar”. A student can only set one appointment per student.

Then during a set time, the teacher calls for all of the 9:00 a.m. appointment students to partner up for a short discussion based on a given discussion question. Another time the teacher may call for the 10:00 a.m. appointments to partner up.

The Appointment Calendar may also be used to partner students up for other activities.


TOOLS:  You can use a paper calendar, or use the calendar feature on a laptop, iTouch/iPad.



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Submitted by: Everett Holm