Warm up activities

Two by Three by Bradford

“Rapidly clarify for individuals and a group what is essentially important in their work.”

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Two by Three by Bradford
Educator prep: None
Student prep: None
No tech needed
Duration: 5-30 mins

Activity purpose

To get students focused and in sync with each other, concentrating on what their colleagues are doing.

Useful for

Warming up at the beginning of class or re-focusing after a break in a longer class. Also helpful for getting students to feel connected with each other. Encouraging use of the body, refresh students’ bodies and minds.





Depends on class size and how much sharing out you do. If working in pairs and using 1,2,3, it could take about 5 minutes. If groups of four, you would use 1,2,3,4,5 and it could take about 10 minutes, depending on how in-sync the group is.

Technical requirements


Useful resources

For opportunities to attend workshops on these activities, see Theresa Ronquillo’s Embody Change: https://www.embody-change.com/

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