Since it will be a new strategy that is not currently on the RCSThinkfromtheMiddle website, I will be seeking teachers who would be willing to participate in testing out the strategy in the classroom with students in order to add sample student work as well as videos and teacher/student reflections on the website.
This month’s strategy is the Protocol. This routine may sound familiar because last school year on 3/14/17, we used this routine in PD in order to look at our teaching practice. It is not believed that this routine has been officially released by Ron Ritchhart, but will more than likely become a part of one of his upcoming books. SAIL is an acronym for Share, Ask, Ideas, Learned and is used as a discourse method to solicit input from others. It can easily be used in STEM, Genius Hour, project-based learning, and even writing conferences.
Please see the attached document that fully explains the protocol for the routine as well as some helpful hints when using this routine. The SAIL Protocol will be added to the RCSThinkfromtheMiddle website. Please share with me your use of this routine as I would love to be able to add your student work samples, videos, and reflections as well to enhance our website.
Please contact me if I can be of help to you in designing your lesson, or if you would like to be added to the website in some way (student samples, videos, reflections). I look forward to working with you.