#DBCBookBlogs: The EduProtocol Field Guide Book 2

After reading the first EduProtocols book (blog here) by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo which led to revamping entire lessons, I was secretly hoping they’d come out with a sequel. Last year, they did just that! The 83rd book in the Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc line of awesomeness is The EduProtocol Field Guide Book 2!


While reading through this guide book, I found myself needing Book 1 nearby because several of the protocols are remixes and smashes of the lesson frames from the first book. With that in mind, just go ahead and purchase both if you’re considering putting this one in your cart.

In chapter 1, I was intrigued by the history lesson of industrial revolutions and the Fifth Industrial Revolution which includes the use of robots and artificial intelligence. Marlena mentions a website called Will Robots Take My Job & I spent way too much time looking up different jobs. My husband is a financial loan representative at a local bank. There is a 98% risk of Artificial Intelligence replacing him, while there’s only a 17% chance of teachers being replaced. I think this is even more obvious after our experiences with COVID-19 and the need for face-to-face interactions in the classroom.

I love the 12 new lesson frames presented in Book 2! Among my absolute favorites are Thin Slides, Emoji Power Paragraph, and Number Mania. Several of the teachers I serve have students create infographics, and the Number Mania EduProtocol is a perfect way for students to put research in a collaborative document. This can easily lead to a conversation about best practices in research when they find conflicting information.

The protocol that immediately grabbed my attention and caused me to jump for joy (quite literally, y’all) was the Game of Quotes. Based on the game Bring Your Own Book – which I immediately purchased – this game gets students looking for evidence from text in a highly engaging way. I can’t wait to use this protocol during our Google Meet conferences as we return to school.

Many of the protocols are perfect for remote learning! Check out the eduprotocols website at eduprotocols.com for more information, free templates, and more! If you’re wondering how to incorporate these EduProtocols for the younger children, check out this interview with the Cool Cat Teacher, Vicki Davis.

EduProtocols are a terrific way to give students security by allowing them to use the same structure across grade levels and curricular areas. Seriously check them out and determine which you think will serve your students best! As a quick tip, I’d recommend buying the physical copy rather than the digital copy. I made so many notes in the margins that Marlena & Jon give us in the physical copy! This is a definitely a book you’ll come back to again and again as you’re planning this year. EduProtocols are easy to use in virtual environments and during face-to-face instruction, so it’s a win-win for the unknown this school year.

I sure do hope they’re already working on Book 3! In the meantime, follow along with the conversation and be sure to share your own remixes using the hashtag #EduProtocols.

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