For nearly 2 decades, Looking Together at Student Work and The Power of Protocols have sustained educators in their professional learning. Protocols in the Classroom expands the scope of those books from teachers’ professional learning to include students’ learning, providing teachers with the tools they need to use discussion protocols to support students in developing crucial skills and habits as readers, writers, critical thinkers, and active participants within the classroom community.
For each protocol the authors provide a clear set of steps, tips for teachers and students in facilitating the protocol, and a story of a teacher using the protocol with students. The book is filled with resources for getting started using protocols with students, as well as for deepening the use of protocols over time. It also relates protocols to other strategies for supporting students’ learning, including Accountable Talk, Thinking Routines, and Socratic seminars. The authors describe how protocols contribute to a schoolwide culture of discussion, inquiry, and reflection.
“These authors really know what they are writing about—not just protocols (though they are world experts there) but teaching and learning.”
—From the Foreword by Joseph P. McDonald, emeritus professor, New York University
“Excellent examples, along with multiple protocols, provide the tools to get started immediately. This book is a phenomenal resource.”
—Kari Thierer, School Reform Initiative
“This is the perfect guidebook for teachers to use protocols effectively in their classrooms.”
—Ron Berger, EL Education