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This is a personal blog and does not reflect or represent the views or opinions of my employers.

  1. […] is a no nonsense, in your face and cut the crap book that stick’s two fingers up and Tait Coles couldn’t care less if you like it or not. It’s a book that stares at you, intimidates you and […]

  2. Rhiannon says:


    I work for a TV production company in London called Mentorn Media and we are currently casting for a new Channel 4 documentary. We are looking for people based in a range of areas in the UK where the cost of living is very different to the other (e.g. London/Newcastle). We want to look into how spending and lifestyle choices have to differ due to cost of living in a certain location for example having to watch your spending due to high accommodation costs in London yet there perhaps being different opportunities in other locations.

    I am messaging you because I was wondering if you know of any Teaching Assistants who are thinking about moving to a bigger city? We would like to give people the opportunity to experience budgeting and living in a more expensive city. They will be swapping money lifestyles with someone who wants to move to somewhere cheaper so that they can save or buy a bigger house etc.

    Would we be able to discuss this via email?

  3. […] I’m yet to be convinced that there is a way to teach that covers everything and is bullet proof. Tait Coles who wrote the brilliant PuNk Learning has written about the difference between the style and the […]

  4. Hi there,

    I work for the Edge Foundation and have a press release that might be of interest to you with regards to the VQ Day Awards 2014 and their new Teacher Award.

    Drop me and email and I’ll send it over to you!




  5. Marilisa says:

    OMG! I’ve eventually found another teacher whose aim is to break rulez 🙂 and make culture enjoyable!
    Thank you!

  6. hannah Chetcuti says:

    I have been researching personalised learning and the lack of it in our curriculum over the past year. Came across solo taxonomy a few months back, along with your blog. I am currently setting up a trial in my school to explore the strategies when we start back this Autumn term. Really keen to have a quick chat over the phone ( I appreciate time is orecious) or if possoible see it in full swing. Let me know if at all possible, thanks.

  7. Nicole Pryor says:

    I have been reading your blog- and we have been on a learning journey with staff on AfL for a couple of years and Principal here has visited Rossett and Paul McIntosh has visited us (Kurnai College) in Australia as part of our learning. I am in the UK with a colleague (June) and Paul has recommeded your school due to our interest in PBL and Solo. You also have a more similar demographic. Very Keen. Nicole Pryor, Assistant Principal

  8. P Hemsill says:

    How do i get started? I want to use this philosophy for low setted ability pupils within food.

  9. Jo Ingram says:

    Hello, I work for Leeds City College, and have just discovered your game cards for the SOLO Taxonomy. They would be really relevant to some of my students too (being in Leeds), so I just wanted to ask your permission to use them as a teaching resource.

  10. Lee Garrett says:

    Im defo on the SOLO path. I am constantly thinking in my mind that I am NOT to link level descriptors/grades with SOLO. I would be interested to know how you personally go about writing your lesson objectives/outcomes without SOLO. I can not help thinking that there is some correlation here because sooner or later a NC level has to be assigned.

  11. clockworkscience says:

    Just came across your blog. I like what you are doing here. We are doing a lot of the same things in our university science class.

  12. taitcoles says:

    Thanks very much, I will be posting more soon

  13. There are times that i dont read more than two lines but i think you can add some value. Grats !

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