Connecting Eyes


Ice Breaker, Team building and Get to Know Each Other Activities




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General objective

  • To create the working team and strengthen the group.

Learning objective

  • To be able to collaborate as a group as well as to gradually improve cooperation skills.

Results, hints and inspirations from the experimentation

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15 years old


Mathematics, English

Local adaptation:

The activity has been implemented following the manual guidelines, without changes.

How did the teachers implement the activity?

The implementation of the activity by the teachers was repeated twice because students underestimated the importance of the activity. They just exchanged position without focusing on eyes contact. To better explain to the group how the activity works, teachers started again the activity with only two participants. They were encouraged to maintain eyes contact until the end of the exchange, and to clearly show their intention to the class involving the rest of the body in their movement of walking.

How did students react to the activity?

As explained above, students initially have underestimated the importance of the activity. It is always crucial to make them focus on the main objective, thus allowing them to get the benefits of the process. Among the results of the gathered evaluation, some of the students stated that they discovered the importance of non-verbal communication, and that the activity has contributed to improve the learning climate of the classroom.

Other comments:

Students and teachers should be aware that this activity is not just a game and that if it is done correctly, it works on many cognitive levels of self-perception, intention and communication.

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