Chunk it. Play 5 notes at a time, a beat of rest then 5 notes at a time. Ex. 1e+a2 (rest) 2e+a3 (rest) 3e+a4 (rest) 4e+a1. Then 9 notes at a time 1e+a 2e+a3; 2e+a 3e+a 4; 3e+a 4e+a 1.
Play in different rhythms. Dotted 8-16th is common. Pair with the opposite rhythm: 16th-Dotted 8th. The overall tempo is slower but the quick movement on the 16th note is the same as actual tempo. More advanced rhythms would be groups of 3 (8th-16th-16th in different permutations) and 8th - 16th triplets (good for just trying to get their fingers to move faster).
In my own practicing, I start slow and set my metronome app (Tempo! by Frozen Ape) to increase by 1 BPM every X number of bars. You can end up going from an 8th note feel to a 16th note feel without realizing it. But that's not really a feasible method for group instruction, just individual practice.
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