Throw a ball around and uncover learning
Throw a ball (e.g. koosh ball) around the team and uncover positive thoughts and learning experiences. Give out a question at the beginning that people answer when they catch the ball, such as:
- One thing I learned in the last iteration
- One awesome thing someone else did for meDepending on the question it might uncover events that are bugging people.
If any alarm bells go off, dig a little deeper. With the '1 nice thing'-question you usually close on a positive note.