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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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Ideas to present about solo taxonomy in joint workshop, June 2014

I am very lucky to have been given a place jointly presenting with Andy Day (@Andyphilipday) at Northern rocks 2014. We will be delivering on Solo taxonomy, which we are both keen advocates of, as well as representing the 50+ age band in teaching. I want to use a representative sample of examples of using solo across our member countries. The workshop needs to inc. some presenter led input but the more hands on using the taxonomy,the more I believe we will convince others of its worth.

What I seek are examples of activities used when introducing educators to solo and also moving learners from multistructural to relational and extended abstract. I would like to represent uses in primary,secondary and university education.

Please suggest links,sites, blog posts so I can gather a range of materials.

Many thanks

Andy Knill (@aknill)