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Have an idea? Want some answers? Ask our network…

A common language to discuss how to make progress and add detail …

I have been looking at this for a while, especially as the UK moves towards a period without a standard national scheme to identify progress. In my geography lessons, in between levelled assessment pieces I use solo stages to explain how to add more depth in extended writing pieces especially.

Pupils quote mantras from English lessons which I have no issue with until I find myself talking with classes where 4 different English teachers use 4 separate naming strategies and my role in a cross curricular literacy policy becomes much harder.

Why not a common language across all subjects where extended writing is used? My proposal would be to use solo stages, not surprisingly but I thought I’d ask the globalsolo network their views.

In 24 hours the following have favourited,  RT’d or answered – a great example of teacher collaboration across subject and international boundaries. The discussion continues:

@globalsolo          Essex, UK.                       Geography

@MartynReah.    Petersfield, UK.           Geography

@carljphillips.      Notts., UK.                      Geography

@rosmaceachern. Auckland, NZ.           ?

@Claire_Gillgogs.  Liverpool, UK.           English and Drama

@BgsDt.                     Bucks., UK.                   Design Technology

@mrjcassidy.           UK.                                     English

@AKeenReader.     Wellington, NZ.        .English

@historychappy.    South Asia.                    History

@DTcyoung.             Hants., UK.                   Design Technology

@DnTTaL.                  Yorks., UK.                   Design Technology


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Blog link: @Belmont Teach, Magic Monday 1: Introduction to Solo ( Julie Ryder)

Please read about this pedagogy sharing idea and Julia’s introduction to the staff. In the blog it mentions how more interest has been expressed in Solo taxonomy and hopefully we may see more of the staff following and joining our network.


New idea linked to someone else’s work … What to do?

This networking idea was my initiative, but then I am very aware that I am a practitioner so emails using contact details online were sent to Pam Hook (@arti_choke) and Jon Biggs. Both responded very quickly and I would like to thank them. Their support is important as without them we wouldn’t have or know as much about Solo taxonomy.