Make Time for Reflection

Prompts to help you externalize and reflect on your experiences

Grow in your facilitation journey!

Getting into the practice of reflecting helps you grow into a better facilitator.

  • At the end of each workshop, set aside ~10 minutes to reflect on your own or debrief with co-facilitators.
  • Write down the reflections, on paper, a notebook, or on a digital document.
  • If you took pictures, try to include them in your document!


Printable Reflection Card ↓

Keep this card with a notebook as a reminder to reflect!

Reflection Prompts

Try one of these framings, or add your own:



  • What went well?
  • What could be improved?
  • What was challenging?

Strong Emotions

Think about times you sensed strong emotions in yourself or your learners. When were you or they:

  • Excited?
  • Frustrated?
  • Confused?
  • Engaged?

Sentence Starters

Choose some sentence starters to get your reflection going:

  • I saw….
  • I felt….
  • I heard….
  • and add your own!

Facilitation Mantras

Have you tried out the PLIX facilitation mantras? Check them out here.

  • What might you do differently next time?
  • What did you do well?

Other Questions

  • What did you notice? What did you wonder?
  • What did you enjoy the most?
  • What was interesting?
  • When were you most worried?
  • How was this similar to your usual programming? How was it different?
  • What ways did you engage the facilitation techniques?
  • What skills or nudges were most helpful in learners assisting each other?