After giving them a brief introduction and experience with pair programming, I had my students read Engineer Notebook: An Extreme Programming Episode and write an essay response. I found a few of their comments particularly insightful, and so I'd like to share them here.
"I felt that most of the things my partner and I were doing was making statements, but the two Bobs thrive on asking questions."
"As students we tend to be focused entirely on what we know and what we can do that we don't sit down and realize that most of the people in our class can do the exact same thing."
"Respect is key to pair programming."