As a member of my school's Distributed Leadership Team, I am looking for information on forming Critical Friends Groups. If you are or have been a member or coach in a CFG, I welcome your insight. Please share your experiences.
In my working with Powerful Learning Practices over the last three years I have been exposed to many ideas from within our community. Now I would like to get some feedback from my PLN here in Classroom 2.O.
Thanks for your time.
I have done this in my middle school. we started with a grassroots buy-in.
Two of us had been trained, and so we did a few large group protocols like Compass Points. We also invited staff members to try some tunings and dilemma protocols. At the end of the first year we started our first cfg by inviting anyone who wanted to meet. The third and fourth year we got more facilitators trained and had a total of three groups who volunteered to meet.
Best we have ever been.