Reprinted by permission of the publisher. From McDonald, J.P., Mohr, N., Dichter, A. & McDonald, E.C. (2007). The power of protocols: An educator’s guide to better practice, (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Copyright © 2007 by Teachers College, Columbia University. All rights reserved.

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Most protocols are flexible and can be used or adapted for multiple purposes. The Descriptive Consultancy (McDonald et al., 2007), developed by Nancy Mohr, is a variation on The Consultancy, developed by Gene Thompson-Grove, Paula Evans, and Faith Dunne at the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Consultancies, in all…

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