Yolanda Vergara Sarmiento

Yolanda is a technology teacher at San Jose de Monterrico School. She discovered her vocation for teaching as a student, when she was teaching technology classes at a primary school. Her passion has led to her 24 year career as an educator. This has allowed her to investigate and implement diverse educational tools in the classroom. Continue reading

Helen Moyer

Organisation: Willaston Primary School, Isle of Man

Helen has been using SOLE in her school on the Isle of Man to build on the Learning to Learn language that is embedded across the school. This journey has taken over 4 years but now means that children can talk about their learning habits confidently to help them move their learning on. So, building on this language, Helen was searching for a method for children to experience deeper learning that would be both personal and inviting, something that SOLE enables. Continue reading


SOLE UK is a forum for teachers across the UK to post the different SOLE questions they have asked their classes and to share their findings. This is a great place to celebrate all things SOLE and to encourage other schools to have a go at using Professor Mitra’s inspirational SOLE approach.

The page will be led by Sarah Leonard. Sarah is an important part of the ‘SOLE Community’ globally, and is a full-time classroom teacher who sings from the rooftops about SOLE to all who will listen! Sarah’s class and school use the SOLE approach on a weekly basis as a way to learn together. the SOLE UK page is also an opportunity for teachers to ask for help and advice if needed. e.g. How to start your own SOLE or to troubleshoot any concerns you may have whilst teaching using this approach.

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Rick Pasin

Organisation: My Education Room

Having spent over eighteen years as an instructor, department head and director of operations and academics in post-secondary institutions Rick saw first-hand the powerful influence of self-organized/flipped classroom learning environments. The concept can work at the post-secondary level too!  As the founder of myeducationroom.com Rick was inspired by Sugata Mitra’s Ted Talk to create an environment whereby certified K-12 teachers, students and grannies can now open online SOLE groups worldwide. Continue reading

Poonam Thakur

Organisation: SOLE Dallas Montessori Education

Poonam is a certified Montessori teacher and experimenting with homeschooling approach over the years.

Poonam believes that the advantages of the SOLE process for the kids as self-learning and work collaboratively in groups, allowing kids time and space to innovate with big questions or follow avenues of interest to them, and helps develop the critical evaluation skills which are so necessary when using the internet to do research. Continue reading

Joe Jamison

Organisation: Pencils of Promise

Joe is the Pedagogy Innovation Specialist at Pencils of Promise, an innovative “for purpose” nonprofit organisation providing quality education in the developing world. He has over 16 years of experience in education, focused on implementing highly effective institutional practices to improve student learning and academic performance. Continue reading