Swings and Roundabouts and SOLO Taxonomy

June 30, 2017

“Hook and Casse have nailed it!” Working with early childhood educators this week reminded me of the great review we got for SOLO Taxonomy in the Early Years -Making connections for belonging, being and becoming. The book was co-authored with that fabulous early years teacher Bridget Casse Using SOLO Taxonomy as a model, young learners […]

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Update on Danish version of First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy

December 17, 2016

It is great to finish 2016 with a fab review. This one is for the Danish translation of “First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy.  Applying the model in your classroom.” Published by Dafolo. The review in Danish is featured in Læsepædagogen nr. 5/2016.  After describing the content the reviewer states: “I truly believe that many students […]

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Great review for First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy

June 2, 2016

The Danish Library Center (DBC) has written a review of my “First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy” book – and it’s really good! ”Bogen har relevans for alle undervisere samt kommende undervisere. […] Det er en både interessant, inspirerende og spændende udgivelse med mange gode værktøjer til underviseres pædagogiske værktøjskasse. Der er et stort fokus på […]

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SOLO Taxonomy Book Launch

March 27, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Sonya van Schaijik and I were pretty excited when Newmarket Primary School offered to launch our Essential Resources SOLO title – SOLO Taxonomy and English Language Learners. Making second language learning visible. The book is important to both of us – the blurb on the website describes it well – making […]

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SOLO Taxonomy in Learning Support

October 3, 2015

“SOLO helps us think out of school. It helps us think differently for later life.” Student in Year 9 Learning Support Class at Lincoln High School SOLO Taxonomy as a simple and powerful model of learning that keeps the focus firmly on the learning outcome and next steps for learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) […]

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Why learning with SOLO Taxonomy is like licking ice cream

June 30, 2015

View image | I often describe learning with SOLO as like licking an infinitely tall ice cream cone – the gradual and cumulative process of removing melting ice cream dribbles continues around and around and around the cone. In a similar way learning with SOLO never stops – when you reach extended abstract for […]

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Metrics for the spread of a powerful idea (updated)

June 28, 2015

I came home after working in Christchurch with the Ōtākaro Cluster to find a package on my desk. It contained my author copies of Læringsmål og taksonomiske redskaber. The Danish contribution written by Bodil Nielsen, Annette Hildebrand Jensen, Lene Skovbo Heckmann , Victoria Grønning Iverssøn and Kirsten Frøhlich Well , with other chapters by James […]

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When a hashtag IS your collaborative network

May 3, 2015

Dead chuffed this month to share the results of an online connection and collaboration with two fab UK educators – Simon Wall and Rob Manger. I have never met Simon and Rob, never talked to Simon and Rob and would not recognise them if I waited with them at the deli counter in my local […]

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First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy – applying the model in your classroom.

March 12, 2015

I have just seen the flyer for the latest book on SOLO Taxonomy – First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy – Applying the model in your classroom. It is a timely release – First steps and next steps.  There have been so many new developments and opportunities since I wrote the first two books in 2011 […]

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Unboxing SOLO Taxonomy in Mathematics

November 4, 2014

As anyone who reads Artichoke will attest – unboxing PIG was exciting – and I am happy to report that he has quickly settled into life in the corridor and is keeping a steadfast and focused snout on my desk from his perch on top of Quoll (Tasmanian). Unboxing PIG proved a useful dry run […]

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