McDonald, Mohr, Dichter, & McDonald The Power of Protocols
McDonald, J.P., Mohr, N., Dichter, A., & McDonald, E.C. (2003). The power of protocols: An
educator’s guide to better practice. New York: NY, Teachers College Press.
The book begins with a rationale for using protocols and engaging in facilitative leadership. The last three chapters (Ch. 3-5) list and describe a variety of protocols for the reader’s use.
Chapter 3: Tapping Outside Resources (Types of Protocols)
• Final Word
• Learning from Speakers Protocol
• Panel Protocol
• Provocative Prompts
• Mars/Venus Protocol
• Rich Text Protocol
Chapter 4: Working on Problems of Practice (Types of Protocols)
• Descriptive Consultancy
• Issaquah Coaching Protocol
• Constructivist Learning Groups Protocol
• Success Analysis Protocol
• Tuning Protocol
• Peeling the Onion
• Japanese Lesson Study
Chapter 5: Exploring Student Work (Types of Protocols)
• What Comes Up
• Collaborative Assessment Conference
• New York Peer Review Protocol
• Minnesota Slice
• Shadow Protocol
• ESP Protocol
• Equity Protocol
“Remembering that (teaching) is like any sport, art form, or game: you learn by doing. If you try to understand all of the rules first, you’ll never get started (p. 102).”
Appendix A lists two charts that list which protocols are recommended or suggested for different situations. **VERY HELPFUL!!!**
GREAT RESOURCE - http://www.nsrfharmony.org/resources.html
• Louis, K.S., Kruse, S.D., & Marks, H.M. (1996). Schoolwide professional community. In F.M. Newmann & Associates, Authentic achievement: Restructuring schools for intellectual quality (pp. 179-203). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
• Schwartz, R.M. (1994). The skilled facilitator. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.