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Useful Debriefing Tips

While your group will often say that the best part of their experience with you will be the activities, just taking part is not always sufficient to ensure that learning has taken place. This is especially true of young people.

A great way to reinforce what your group has learned is to conduct a short debrief or review of what they experienced at the end of your class, session or training program.

playmeo’s activity database features a bunch of fun and interactive debrief and reflection strategies that are designed to help you invite people to talk about their experience, and help them draw more from your program than just a fun time.

These debriefing tips and strategies typically feature:

  • Simple, non-traditional methods which invite sharing and discussion
  • A focus on what has been learned
  • 1 to 5 minutes of conversation

To get started, take a look at Whip Around, Fill The Gap, Spectrums Debrief, Hula Hoop Debrief and Journalling.

But… before you dive head-long into these ideas, take a moment to read the next two articles which will help you lead fun and rewarding debriefs every time:

 

Written by Mark Collard, Founder & Director, playmeo