Solution Fluency Video

I’ve just put together a video to explain the 6 Ds of Solution Fluency. This essential 21st Century Fluency is actually the foundation upon which the other Fluencies are built. Recently, two longitudinal studies found that teaching a structured problem-solving process to a student will instantly increase their IQ by 10% and that this increase is sustained throughout their lives. Let’s make sure our students benefit from this. Everyone identifies problem-solving as essential, but without a process like Solution Fluency, it’s just an ideal that never gets implemented. You can learn more about Solution Fluency and the other 21st Century Fluencies in our book Literacy is Not Enough.

Here’s the video. Please share it with your colleagues and students and let us know what you think. Would you like more videos like this? What else can we do to support you? We’re listening!

Solution Fluency from Fluency21 on Vimeo.


  1. Evan Pugh January 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Really good. when we began to introduce the 21st Century Fluencies in our school in the UK we spent a lot of time translating the ‘D’s’ so our teachers and students had a clear understanding of what they meant and how they could be implemented. This video does that for us now and can be shared to deepen the understanding of this fluency approach.
    Evan Pugh. Torquay Academy UK

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