The tuning protocol is a procedure for (fine-tuning a piece of work) structuring a presentation, request for assistance, reflection, dialogue or feedback about practice. There are five main steps, preceded by an introduction (to explain the protocol and establish time limits). This is followed by a debriefing (to discuss the process). There is also a more detailed process, but this is a shortened version that could be completed in 20 minutes.
This is designed to support an individual with clarification through critical friendships that are non-judgemental; to generate and receive feedback for teachers to improve their work. The tuning protocol is designed in a specific way because it can be difficult for people to give feedback diplomatically, or to hear feedback and not become defensive. It can be used as ‘work in progress’ or at the end of a piece of work to reflect on the results.