Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up
Use to mix people into groups, help stretch and move. Also use to review content or collaboration.
- Walk 10-15 steps (to get blood out of feet and seat this is the number of steps needed to get blood and oxygen to the brain).
- Head up with a smile (the brain does not know a real smile/laugh from a fake one, this boosts serotonin and mood).
- Eye Contact (if this makes you uncomfortable look at the top of peoples, heads).
- Partner shoulder to shoulder (this is less threatening than face to face).
- Pick a characteristic so they know who goes first. Some examples, Person who ….
- “lives closest to this town goes first”
- “has had Mexican food most recently”
- Have them share content, introduce selves, reflect on learning. It is helpful to have a timer, having each person share for a limited time and then switching to ensure no dominators and that all are learning.
NOTE: When you need groups of four have Partners Pair Up. Partners put hands up and find another group of two.
ALTERNATIVE: Put Hand Up with your choice of number of fingers and find someone with the same number of fingers up.