Piece of PIE

Type of strategy: Closings and Wrap UpProcessingWriting and/or Reflection

Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and SensingIN: Introversion and IntuitionIS: Introversion and Sensing

This activity helps everyone identify the best thoughts and actionable ideas from the session in order to encourage action as participants get ready to leave at the end of a session.


Objective: To allow participants to reflect on the learning from the session and decide what is most relevant and important for implementation.

Time: 10 minutes

Materials: Piece of paper and writing instrument.  Or electronic note. 


  1. Ask everyone to take out something to write or record.  Say, "Based on what we have talked about here today, I would like for you to answer the following questions."
  2. Here is what they write. (Display this on a slide).

P: Priceless piece of information. What has been the most important piece of information for you today?
I: Item to Implement. What is something you intend to implement from our time today?
E: Encouragement I received. What is something that I am already doing that I was encouraged to keep on doing?

Debrief: Use the following situations and questions for debrief.

  1. Turn to a partner and share what it is that you wrote down.
  2. What were some of the key words that you heard while you shared?
  3. What were the common themes that kept coming up?
  4. What would it mean for our organization if we implemented the things?
  5. What would it mean if we did NOT implement the things?
  6. What are the next steps that you think we should take together?



  1. Instead of sharing with a partner, have everyone get in a circle and share one or more of the things that they wrote.
  2. Try and bring in some actual pie as you close the session. As you eat the pie, have people answer the questions above as well as talk about how the image or object of "pie" is relevant to the work that they are expected to do.


SCORE Volume 3: Super Closers, Openers, Revisiters, Energizers. Scott Enebo

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns