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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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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  Mishmashlearning.wordpress.com.  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 – globalsolo.wordpress.com

E mail at globalsolo14@gmail.com

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