A protocol creates a structure in a school that makes it safe to ask challenging questions of yourself and each other; it also ensures that issues, dilemmas and topics of focus are looked at in an equitable, objective and fair manner. Protocols create a process for teams to look at different perspectives, new insights, and new ideas without the risk of being beaten down by traditions. Protocols build in a space for listening, and often give people a license to listen, without having to continually respond.
This section offers background and examples of how to implement protocols in your PLC, along with specific protocols to guide your shared work. The following links provide examples, resources, and guides on how to get started using these protocols.