Protocols, such as those designed by the National School Reform Faculty, aid in developing a positive, trusting, and meaningful climate in which to give and receive feedback and suggestions for learning and growth.
Critical Friends Groups
This design of this protocol is meant to encourage a presenter of an idea to listen to suggestions by others. Feedback is harnessed by three categories: "I like..."; "I wonder..."; and "Next steps...". The groups meet regularly.
The purpose of this protocol is to get feedback while mid-way through a design or production of a product.
A dilemma needs outside eyes and ears. An outside group asks questions and gives uninterrupted suggestions.
Zones of Comfort
An interesting way of determining your own as well as others' comfort levels.