"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 and appraisal reflection.
Learning Leaders - South Auckland Catholic Schools Kāhui Ako
"Seeing the evidence was profound. What amazing and beautiful stories. I learned so much from others."
Lulu Maitai, Teacher, Gisborne
"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 more relaxed - it was quite different from more formal meetings. His parents were totally engaged with the 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
"Working with Story Hui tops the list of the most awesome things to happen in my teaching career! Here's our story #storyhui@Tamatea
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 relied on the questions not leading the storyteller but instead working in a way that helped the storyteller share more or think more deeply. I quickly became more mindful of using questions to help learners think rather than reach a quick outcome. With time, the way we questioned in Story Hui became the way I questioned in the classroom."
Rochelle Buglass - Beginning Teacher
"This is genius"
Silke Herwald - Coach, Mind Trainer, Australia
"Thank you for Story Hui - it's something we've needed
for a long time"
Koro, Opotiki, NZ