Original NSRF Protocols and Activities
for use in your Critical Friends Group (CFG), your classroom, and other environments are available here for free download.
Although there are a plethora of uses for these protocols and activities,
we've organized some of them into logical groupings below and in the navigation bar
on the left. If you have any trouble downloading, please make sure you have a recent version of Adobe Reader on your computer. (Download from Adobe.)
We're happy to assist member coaches in the selection and use of our tools and resources. If you have been trained as a CFG coach and are unsure if you are a member of the NSRF, please call us at 812-330-2702 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protocols are less effective and sometimes are counter-productive when used outside of established, trusted groups or when they are led by people who have not taken NSRF Coaches Trainings. Please be aware that this type of use might not reflect the potential power of protocols, CFGs, and facilitative leadership. For the best results, consider signing up for CFG coaches training.
Also, if you use a wide range of protocols often, we encourage you to consider purchasing a CD-ROM of the entire collection of NSRF Protocols. For only $10 plus shipping, the CD saves considerable time, as you may open multiple protocols for review
simply and quickly without an internet connection.
- keyword search for materials
A to Z - alphabetical listing of protocols, instructions, and activities
Learning Communities - tools useful in building
and maintaining learning communities
Equity - materials related to exploring equity
Inquiry - tools for exploring topics and
Reflective Dialogue - tools
for discussion and reflection
Experiences - activities and teambuilding
- support materials for protocols and experiences
The protocols and activities here are primarily those developed under
NSRF's origins within the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University.
We have tried our best to credit those who created each particular protocol,
supporting material and activity. Please contact us with any corrections. We freely give permission to you to print and use these materials in your CFGs, your classrooms, and your private work provided you do not remove the NSRF attribution. If you want to use our materials in a book, workshop, or for other reproduction, please contact us with details so we can discuss the details of permission.
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