Feedback via SOSNZ’s facebook page was very positive, with people glad to see our schools shown positively and the great things that happen every day being discussed.
People were also very pleased (and sometimes surprised) to see John Hattie saying positive about the school system.
Here’s some of the feedback:
“He understood the broad curriculum and the way that Nat Standards do not reflect how far the kids have come, but he assumed we still need and support them. I loved how he showed that there is no real crisis in NZ schools or teaching, just one manufactured to bash unions, undermine public confidence and push their privatisation agenda…”
“It was good to see an honest account of what is happening at school. And a relief to see the work we do in the classroom in such a positive light.”
“It was disappointing that not much mention was made about the threats to all this good stuff that s happening. The real message, if indeed a message was trying to be shared, was that schools are working hard and well despite this current governments best attempts at stuffing it all up.”
“Great! Highlighted the level of expertise teachers have in today’s modern world…. and nice to hear a pros list about the use of technology in education.”
“Really illustrated the generation gap between how things were in ‘our day’ and how they are now. Provided lots of reassurances for any parents struggling with this.”
“…it showed many things parents struggle to understand. The passion of teachers, narrowness of NS [National Standards], and dinosaur decile ratings ! 100 countries are behind NZ despite the scare tactic NZ is behind!”
“…interesting to see how teaching and its application have changed.”
“I’m surprised GERM[Global Education Reform Movement] wasn’t mentioned. Missed opportunity to raise public awareness of the biggest threat to education.”
Morte feedback can be read on the SOSNZ facebook page,.
Watch it – it’s very good.