Our session with Tom and Pat on Solo Taxonomy really helped me to further develop my understanding of Solo Taxonomy and how it can be applied in the classroom.
Applying Hexagonal Mapping to the randomly selected topic of 'Robotics' (although initially worrisome) was a great way to build my capacity to identify my own level of understanding. In addition to this task, I found it really beneficial when we applied Solo Hexagons/Hexagonal Mapping to our current Science unit on Living Things - this further highlighted the different stages of Solo Taxonomy and how we, as teachers, can identify the stage (surface, deep or conceptual) at which a student is operating.
Upon reading about Solo Taxonomy, I have found it really interesting to see how teachers have implemented this model in the classroom. Not only are they using it when assessing and differentiating but encouraging their students to use it when self-assessing.
I plan to implement Solo Taxonomy and Solo Hexagons into my Guided Reading sessions as both a pre and post reading task. I look forward to seeing what the students can do and what they know.