One of my favorite books from last year was EduProtocols, by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo. The premise was so simple and so genius.
EduProtocols are like lesson templates, designed so you can use any subject material at any age level within the EduProtocol, just fill in the blanks with your specific content and it's ready to go.
The idea is, that you use these EduProtocols on a regular basis (every week/every other week), so your students become familiar with (and continue to improve upon) the routines, even though the content will continue to change.
After reading the book, I spent a good chunk of the following summer using Slides Carnival templates to make unique EduProtocol decks for each of my favorite protocols. I wanted to create a "brand" for each protocol. That way, early in the year, while the students are trying to remember and sort out all the new routines and procedures for each of their classes, it will be easier for them to remember the differences between each protocol. (Plus, I just like to make slide decks!)
The following are Google Slide decks for a few of my favorite protocols (some are from the book, some are not). Basic instructions for the protocols are included in the "notes" section of the slides.
You are free to make a copy each deck for yourself. Simply click the images below and select "make a copy."
8 pArts of Speech Stories
This deck is an introduction to the protocol, combined with a review of the different parts of speech in English.
60 Second Slide Presentations
This deck is an introduction to the protocol, with a review on presentation skills.
This deck is an introduction to the protocol.
This deck is an introduction to three different versions of gallery walks.
What Do You Notice
This deck gives prompts for students to observe, edit, and imitate sentences, as well as write creatively based on prompts. This template is based on the book Everyday Editing, by Jeff Anderson.
I would use these as "Do Now" activities for the first 5 mins of my English class.
This deck takes you through my process of EduProtocol’s “Weekly Reports,” where students slowly build up the skills they need to write full research reports by the end of the year.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of EduProtocols for a fuller description of each protocol and how to implement them in your classroom, or check out their website for more resources.
Please contact me if you have any questions on the protocols or slides, and happy teaching!