“When’s the Lunch Break?”: Group Interactions and Experiential Learning

  • Laura MacLeod Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter, CUNY
Keywords: experiential learning, practical application, amplification, subtle message, risk-taking, gut instinct


When teaching continuing education, I promise students they will walk away with practical skills and tools. This reflection shows the reader how I keep my promise. Using what’s right there in the classroom, I model, explain, and implement skills. This real-life example from one of my workshops demonstrates how and why my method is effective, making a strong case for experiential learning and practical application.