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!!!**

for protocols…

References Cited:
•    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.