For nearly two 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.