Day One of #schoolsystemhack. If you are confused please read previous post explaining this.
Location: Staff room.
Limitation: Staff stay mainly in their faculty staff rooms but some use the central staff room occasionally eg lunchtime.
In the wee hours of Monday morning, before anyone else was about, I executed the first hack in the main staff room.
And then I lay low. And waited.
Feedback on the first day: We got some good feedback from a teacher who will remain nameless. She loved it. We were amused by her retelling of general staff reaction at this early stage. People were not sure how to react and so they pretended it wasn’t there and didn’t talk about it. They didn’t touch it (too risky; no instructions). She grabbed one of the colouring in templates and coloured pencils and started – “What are you doing?” from a teacher. Shock. Uncertainty.
Feedback on the second day: Things had been moved around. Another teacher told me he suspected I had set this up. He reported that the magnetic words on the pizza tray had been moved to a different table and play had begun. The principal had been seen moving words around before the staff meeting. Teachers had been heard saying that they intended to play during the meeting.
It’s a start. The Way Things Are is perhaps not the way The Way Things Will Be or Could Be.
I’m content. I have more things to add but all in good time.