Pick-a-Post Card, Images to Inspire Meaningful Reflection and Conversation
Conversation Starter & Reflection Tool
- designed by Jennifer Stanchfield, author of Inspired Educator
Each kit contains 36 postcards and facilitation ideas. Larger or smaller quantities of postcards are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and pricing.
This carefully selected collection of unique images captures a group’s attention and inspires meaningful reflection and conversation. The postcard collection is popular with teachers, counselors, and group facilitators looking for great way to start off a class, training session or team-building program with style, or as a way to reflect or celebrate the strengths and achievements of individuals or the group. The postcards have been used as a tool to help participants resolve conflict or establish group norms. Postcards can be used to inspire creative writing or as journaling prompts for self-reflection. They are a useful and engaging tool for practicing the use of metaphor and figurative language.
People often find it easier to express themselves through a picture or symbol rather than through verbal means. Because the participants can talk about the object or image rather than about themselves directly, they sometimes express thoughts that would otherwise be left unsaid. The thoughts, ideas and connections inspired by the objects lead to broader and deeper reflection sessions than when using dialogue alone.