"Seeing the evidence was profound. What amazing and beautiful stories. I learned so much from others."
Lulu Maitai, Teacher, Gisborne
"This is genius"
Silke Herwald - Coach, Mind Trainer, Australia
"Using Story Hui for family conferences has encouraged relationships between home and school in a unique way.
When Louis told his story about how he had changed his behaviour, the atmosphere in the room became noticeably more relaxed - so different from more formal meetings. His parents were totally engaged and involved with this process and so proud of him.
Blown away is the best way to describe my feelings about this powerful interaction between whānau, student and teachers."
Sandra Howard, Lead teacher Kahui Ako, Napier
"I'm reminded how important it is for people to be really heard - listening to people's personal stories was very powerful.
The process helps you find common ground and this was made a lot easier because of the three-part structure and the time limit.
I am going to use this for team meetings.
Learning Leaders - South Auckland Catholic Schools Kāhui Ako
"Working with Story Hui tops the list of the most awesome things to happen in my teaching career!
Kerri Thompson - Tutira School, NZ
"The impact that Story Hui had with my little guy was really powerful - it gave him the opportunity to share his thoughts."
Principal and Dad of dyslexic son
"Questions we ask in the classroom are often worded to get a desired answer and so can be quite leading. The success of Story Hui relies on the questions not leading the storyteller but instead working in a way that helps the storyteller think more deeply. I quickly became more mindful of questioning to help learners think rather than reach a quick outcome."
Rochelle Buglass - Beginning Teacher
"Thank you for Story Hui - it's something we've needed for a long time.
You always need to know where you've come from - and when you know that, you can always come back."
Koro Sol, Opotiki, NZ