Materials: Name

How To Play: Players are given another player’s name at the
beginning of the day or week. They are not to reveal the name they have received
to anyone else, as this other player is to be their Secret Partner. Students pay
attention to what their partner does and says, so that at the end of the day or
week each can share an acknowledgment of her partner, either verbally or in

Plan for Success:
Passing out the names on Monday, gently reminding players to continue to observe
during the week, and acknowledging secret partners on Friday is a popular way of
using Secret Partners. The gentle daily reminders are helpful, especially the
first time.