How do you use solo stages to look at progress / planning?

This is a photo of a response to Judith Roberts in the group based on my practice with Geography classes at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14 in UK) :


2014 in the UK, 12 hours in …

Thanks for your enthusiasm. This project starts a new year on a positive note. Over 35 on the mailing list and 50+ followers on Twitter.

So initial ideas:

– Twitter #globalsolo list

– A spreadsheet / database so you can filter by age group /
subject / country … To look at others work

– more regular chats following initial #sologlobalchat led by
@aknill and @aliceleung in April 2013. Possibly use the
#edchat model with different time zones to be more

– #teachtweet video based events like those used by #ukedchat
in 2013.

– record of Teachmeet presentations given globally

– share ideas how #solotaxonomy fits into new national models
For curriculum

– …. Your ideas

and essentially to share enthusiasm and make friends across the planet who love this idea and how our classes respond to it.

Welcome to #globalsolo


Welcome to #globalsolo. This is an idea that has been forming in 2013 and now I feel it needs to start. I have been using solo taxonomy since I came across it in May 2012. I have blogged extensively about this and presented at a range of Teachmeets in the UK too. See my blog  I have built up a truly global PLN through Twitter and I would like all practitioners in whatever type of training / education or age group taught to have a central point where ideas, resources, demonstrations can be shared.

Initial organisation has been some tweets on 31/12/13 with interested tweeters direct mailing (DM) their email details to my personal account.

We have:
This blog –

E mail at

Twitter at @globalsolo

I will be putting together a mailing list and will use the blog rather than a newsletter as originally envisaged to keep people informed.

All ideas are welcomed – this is not for me, but truly to get solo taxonomy used widely but to show our various government minders how teachers can and do network to support the children / adults we teach / train.

Andy Knill 31.12.13