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Affinity Mapping
Ah-HA! Protocol
All Aboard
Appreciative Inquiry: A Protocol to Support Professional Visitation
Art Shack Protocol
ATLAS -- Learning From Student Work Protocol
Attributes of a Learning Community
Barriers or Bridges: A Matter of Perspective and Attitude
Becoming One Community
Best Ever: A Constructivist Protocol
Blind Count
Blind Polygon
Block Party
Blooming Questions
Broken Squares
Celebration Share Activity
CFG Agenda Planning Protocol
CFG Meeting Planning Worksheet
Chalk Talk
Chalk Talk for Planning
Change in Practice Protocol
Check in Circle
Checklist for Effective Facilitation
Choosing CFG Tools and Strategies
Classroom Equity Writing Prompt
Classroom Slice "Day In the Life" Teacher Journal
Classroom Slice of Student Work Check List
Closing Quote Cards
Closing Quotes Activity
Coaching Scenarios Activity and Sample Scenarios
Collaborative Assessment Conference (now see Student Work Inquiry Rounds and Student Work Analysis)
Collaborative Ghost Walk
Columbus Slice Multi-age Groups
Community Agreements
Compass Points Activity
Compass Points II -- Do Opposites Attract?
Compass Points III -- Clockwise Round
Considerations for Responsive Facilitation
Considering Evidence Protocol
Constructivist Learning Groups
Constructivist Listening Dyad - "The Dyad"
Constructivist Protocol for Adult Work
Constructivist Tuning Protocol
Consultancy (now see Dilemma Consultancy)
Consultancy -- Adapted for Examining Student Work
Consultancy Dilemmas (text)
Continuum Dialogue
Courageous Conversations Compass
Cows, Ducks and Chickens
Creating An Action Plan
Creating and/or Modifying Protocols Activity
Creating Metaphors
Critical Friends Group Agenda Planning Protocol
Critical Friends Group Year-End Survey
Critical Friends Groups Purpose & Work
Critical Friends Group® Feedback Survey
Critical Incidents Protocol
Cycle of Inquiry
Cycle of Inquiry for Professional Learning Community Activities
Data Analysis Protocol
Data Driven Dialogue
Day in the Life Student Journal
Demands of Change Activity
Describing Student Work: A Slice of Writing
Describing Students' Work
Description of Open Space
Descriptive Consultancy
Descriptive Review of a Child
Dilemma Analysis Protocol
Dilemma Consultancy Protocol
Dilemma Preparation Worksheet
Diversity Rounds
Draw Your School Map (icebreaker)
Dyad - The Constructivist Listening Dyad
Education Metaphors (icebreaker)
Education Pennies (icebreaker)
Equity Perspectives: Creating Space for Making Meaning on Equity Issues
Equity Protocol
Equity Stances Activity
Examining Assessments
Examining Student Work: A Constructivist Protocol
Examples of Debriefing Questions at the End of a Looking at Student Work Session
Examples of Focusing Questions for Looking at Student Work Sessions
Facilitating Learning, Logistics and Longevity
Facilitation Scenarios Activity
Facilitator Critical Friend Feedback Form
Feedback Carousel
Feedback Nightmares
Feedback Principles
Final Word
First Ask, Then Listen: How to Get Your Students To Help You Teach Them Better: A Teachers Guide
First Classroom Visits
First Visits (Worksheet only)
First Visits + Worksheet
Fishbowl Technique
Five Whys for Inquiry
Focus Point Debriefing
Focus Point Protocol
Focus/Framing Question Exercise
Forming a Triangle
Forming Ground Rules
Fortune Cookie Warm-Up
Four A's Text Protocol
Framing Consultancy Dilemmas and Consultancy Questions
Further Thoughts About Learning from Student Work
Future Protocol (a.k.a "Back to the Future")
General Facilitation Tips
Ghost Visit
Ghost Visit - Worksheets only
Giving & Receiving Feedback
Glossary of Common Protocol Terms
Goal Setting in CFGs Protocols
Good Questions
Group Juggle
Guide for Bringing Student Work
Guide to Using 7 of the Student Work/Problem Solving Protocols
Hog Call
Honoring Differences
Hopes & Fears Activity
Hopes & Fears for CFG Work
Ice Breakers and Warm-Ups
Individual Monthly Action Plan (I-MAP)
Individual Monthly Action Plan for Groups
Indoor Volleyball
Inquiry Circles: a Protocol for Professional Inquiry
Interesting Moments Observation Protocol
Interrogating the Slice
Issaquah Protocol
It Takes a Village
Jigsaw Description
Jumping Jack Flash
Keep It Up
Learning From Speakers Protocols
Learning From Student Work Form - Context
Learning From Student Work Form - Documentation
Learning From Student Work Form - Feedback
Learning From Student Work Form - Reflection
Lens as a Paradigm
Let's Figure It Out... Group Math
Liar's Poker
Line Up
Logistics for Open Space
Longfellow "Day In the Life" Special Area Teachers Journal
Longfellow Slice Grade Level Session
Longfellow Slice Information Sheet
Longfellow Slice School Wide Session
Looking at Patterns in Student Work
Looking at Student Work
Looking at Student Work Team Report
Looking at Student Work: Building in the Habit of Looking at Equity
Making Meaning Protocol
Making Meaning Protocol: The Storytelling Version
Methods for Learning From Student Work
Microlab Guidelines
Microlab Suggestions
Microlabs -- Example Questions
Microlabs on CFG Purpose and Coach's Role (aka "Sally Friendly")
Mine Walk
Missed Cues: A Reflective Activity
Mississippi Hot Chocolate Swamp
Modeling the Consultancy Protocol Using an Interactive Fishbowl
Multiple Perspectives Protocol
Networking Protocol
Norms for LFSW Sessions
North, South, East and West: an Exercise in Understanding Preferences in Group Work (Compass Points)
Notes on Open Space
Notes on the Collaborative Assessment Conference
Notes Worksheet (for LASW protocols)
Observation Protocol #1: Video Camera
Observation Protocol #2: Focus Point
Observation Protocol #3: Interesting Moments
Observation Protocol #4: Teaming
Observation Protocol #5: Observer As Learner
Observation Protocol #6: Person Observed as Coach
Observation Protocol #7: Silent Debriefing
Observation Protocol #8: Self Observation
Observation Protocol - First Visits
Observation Protocol - First Visits - Worksheet only
Observation Protocol - Ghost Visit + Worksheets
Observation Protocol - Ghost Visit - Worksheets Only
Observation: Practicing Peer Observation Protocols
Observer As Learner
One Significant Reaction
Open Space Technology Materials
Orchard Cove Protocol
Pair Communication: Active-Listening Exercise
Paseo (or Circles of Identity Activity)
Passing On Good Advice
Passion Profiles
Passion Profiles Activity
Peeling the Onion: Developing a Problem Protocol
Peer Coaching: Observer as Coach
Picture Metaphor Activity
Picture Metaphor Cards
Ping Pong Protocol: a Consultancy for Groups
Pocket Guide to Probing Questions (now see Quick Guide to Probing Questions)
Practicing Peer Observation Protocols
Pre-Conference Guide
Pre-Conference Protocol
Preconference Tips
Principles for Looking at Student Work
Proactive Behavior Change Interventions
Probing Questions Approaches
Probing Questions Exercise
Probing Questions Practice Activity
Process of Developing Success a Protocol for Reflection and Analysis ATLAS Learning Communities
Process of Developing Understanding: a Protocol for Reflection and Analysis
Professional Learning Communities Survey
Professional Learning Communities Survey Exercise
Profile of a Student Activity
Profile of a Student Activity (for small groups)
Profile of a Student Activity: Alternative Students
ProMISE Protocol: using the Courageous Conversation Compass with a Text
Protocol for "Columbus Family Academy Slice"
Protocol for "Day in the Life"
Protocol for "Longfellow Slice"
Protocol Matching Activity
Provocative Prompts for Equity
Qualities of Educational Leadership Exercise
Quality Quest Protocol
Questions and Assumptions
Questions and Assumptions World Café Style
Quick Guide to Probing Questions
Quinn's Six Questions
Quote Cards for Intro Activity
Quotes for Closings
Quotes Introduction Activity
Rationale for Protocols
Realms of Concern and Influence
Reflections on Adapting/Creating Protocols
Reflections Sheets
Reflective Guide
Revealing Possibilities Protocol
Right Family
Sally Friendly: see "Microlabs on CFG Purpose and Coach's Role"
Sample Sets of Questions for School/Grade Level Slice
Save the Last Word For Me
Save the Last Word for Me Handout
School Walk Protocol
Scrambled Sentences
Setting Agreements Activity
Ship Into Port
SMP Guide to Good Probing Questions
SMP Modified Consultancy
SMP Probing Questions Exercise
Some Guidelines for Learning From Student Work
Speed Consultancy Triads
Speed Success Analysis Protocol
Speed Tuning Protocol
Spider's Web
Standards in Practice: Standards and Looking at Student Work
Structured Charrette
Student Observation Protocol: Focus Point
Student Observation Protocol: Interesting Moments
Student Observation Protocol: Just My Kids
Student Observation Protocol: Observer Learner
Student Profiles for Profile of a Student Activity
Student Staffing Protocol
Student Work Analysis Protocol
Student Work Context Sheet
Student Work Gallery
Student Work Inquiry Rounds
Success Analysis Protocol
Success Analysis Protocol a Protocol for Reflection and Analysis (Extended Form)
Success Analysis Protocol a Protocol for Reflection and Analysis (Project Version)
Success Analysis Protocol for Administrative Teams
Success Analysis Protocol for Creative Learning Communities
Success Analysis Protocol for Individuals
Success Analysis Protocol for Leadership Teams
Success Analysis Protocol with Reflective Questions
Suggestions for Bringing a Dilemma
Suggestions for Bringing Student Work
Suggestions for Bringing Student Work (Equity Version)
Tea Party - see Block Party: A Pre-reading Text-Based Activity
Ten Tips for New Critical Friends Group Coaches
Text Rendering Activity
Text-Based Seminar
Text-Based Seminar Guidelines
Thinking out of the Box
Thirty-Minute Protocols
Three Levels of Text Protocol
Tips for Forming CFG® Communities
Together We Can Make a Difference - Classroom Design for Beginning Teambuilding
Tower of Brahm
Transitions Starters (classroom use)
Transitions Starters (meeting use)
Transitions Starters (multi-day event use)
Tuning Carousel Protocol
Tuning for Equity Protocol
Tuning Protocol
Tuning Protocol Guidelines
Tuning Protocol-Narrative
Tuning Protocol-Tuning a Plan
Twelve Perspectives on Equity - Equity Perspectives: Creating Space for Making Meaning on Equity Issues
Understanding Probing Questions
Uranium Mine
Using NSRF Protocols vs. Ongoing Critical Friends Group Work (new document free to all)
Video Camera Protocol (observation)
Village of 100 People
Wagon Wheels Brainstorming Protocol
Warp Speed
Water Balloon Volleyball
What are Protocols? Why Use Them? (new document free to all)
What, So What, Now What Protocol
Why Activity
Writing Workshop Feedback Protocol
Zones of Comfort, Risk and Danger
Zones Pie Chart Activity