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School in the Cloud is learning at the edge of chaos; a place to come together to discover and explore self-organised learning (SOLE).


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A great Big Question will get your SOLE off to a flying start, but deciding what to ask is the hardest part! Children love questions with no easy answer.


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SOLES, Technology and Teachers


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With SOLEs & Technology, does the teacher role become redundant?

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With SOLEs & Technology, does the teacher role become redundant?

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Education | SOLE | Teachers | Technology

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Preparing Students for the Future


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How can teachers prepare students for the future without knowing what the future will look like?

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How can teachers prepare students for the future without knowing what the future will look like?

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Education | Learning | Students | Teachers | The Future

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Pronunciation of Language


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Can we learn the pronunciation of a language from a “silent” teacher?

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Can we learn the pronunciation of a language from a “silent” teacher?

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Language | Pronunciation | Teachers

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Learning by Ourselves


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If we can learn by ourselves, why do we need teachers?

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If we can learn by ourselves, why do we need teachers?

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Education | Learning | Learning Styles | Self-Learning | Teachers

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Teachers vs Students


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Why do teachers think students can never be more intelligent than they are?

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Why do teachers think students can never be more intelligent than they are?

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Education | Intelligence | Learning | Students | Teachers

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SOLE Cleveland goes from strength to strength


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A few weeks ago Jeff McClellan helped facilitate what he describes as a ‘monster SOLE’ – 260 people self-organising to answer the same question at the same time. In fact, this happened twice in one day when 520 adults from 27 branches of Cleveland Public Library came together to reflect on how to engage people in using the library in different ways. The energy and the enthusiasm of the people taking part that day were clearly inspiring.

This ‘monster SOLE’ is what McClellan talks about when asked for a highlight from his SOLE experiences, but it’s clear he’s struggling to choose just one memorable moment from the last 6 months.

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A few weeks ago Jeff McClellan helped facilitate what he describes as a ‘monster SOLE’ – 260 people self-organising to answer the same question at the same time. In fact, this happened twice in one day when 520 adults from 27 branches of Cleveland Public Library came together to reflect on how to engage people in using the library in different ways. The energy and the enthusiasm of the people taking part that day were clearly inspiring.

This ‘monster SOLE’ is what McClellan talks about when asked for a highlight from his SOLE experiences, but it’s clear he’s struggling to choose just one memorable moment from the last 6 months. He could just as easily have described his delight at the fact that schools in the Cleveland Region had performed over 1,000 SOLEs by the end of May (a whole month earlier than they were aiming for).

Or he could have talked about what it’s like to experience a Friday afternoon at Oak Leadership Institute when every single student – from Kindergarten through to Grade 8 – takes part in a SOLE at the same time, with different questions for each class based around one central theme.

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Or his excitement about the number of collaborations he has been involved in, such as with Dr Gina Weisblat at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, who decided to incorporate SOLE into her teaching of community healthcare workers, health professions affinity community (HPAC) afterschool programs across the state of Ohio, in their AmeriCorps program. Or the fact that John Carroll University now uses SOLE as part of its Non-profit Master Degree Program by integrating it into the Masters Course in Quantitative Statistics and Non-profit skills for Cultural Competency.

Or the success of some training he ran at the end of a busy school week of testing,

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