Having never heard of the SOLO taxonomy before, I was really interested to find out what it was. But it's funny where roads lead and we began with a hexagonal brainstorm and gradually moved onto topics such as "wait time", hexagonal planning, organisation, brainstorming and the placement of furniture and students in order to maximise their contributions.
There were some very interesting conversations that came out of the introduction of the SOLO taxonomy and the way it lends itself to allowing students to move through different levels of understanding at their own pace. Again, the teacher's role as facilitator rather than the expert is key. Giving students freedom to make connections and explain their understanding with each other is also important.