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    Tessa Gray
    How do you learn best? Are you more like Mahuika or Māui?
    1 June
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    Mahuika Mahuika, the keeper of fire possesses many traits such as kaitīaki/guardianship, responsible, insightful, long fuse/patient, protector, fierce, social good. These same traits can guide us online. #belikemahuika

    Māui

    Māui possesses qualities like playfulness, innovative, adaptable, growth mindset, risk-taker, curiosity, problem solver, crafty, goal-oriented, active pursuit, bug fixer and collaborator. #belikemāui

    How do you learn best? Are you more like Mahuika or Māui? Why? Be brave, dive in and share a few sentences about yourself in the comments section below, so we can get to know each and learn from one another -tuakana–teina.

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    Normally Maui but am trying to behave for this as I need to learn. Maui trying to be Mahuika.

    - By Katie Smith
      • Katie Smith
        By Katie Smith
        Sep 20

        Normally Maui but am trying to behave for this as I need to learn. Maui trying to be Mahuika.

        • Kathy Baker
          By Kathy Baker
          Aug 23

          I'm a bit of both. I love new learning and exploring ideas but I like to be confident and have a sound understanding before I share with students.

          • David Haythornthwaite
            By David Haythornthwaite
            Aug 9

            Mahuika for the most part but when coding and programming have to switch to Maui to take the risks, fix bugs and problem solve.

            • Julie Baker
              By Julie Baker
              Jul 18

              When I was at primary school I got a certificate for 'very responsible behaviour' -  a defining moment in my life!

              I'm  like Mahuika - responsible, caring, patient and social good  are all adjectives which describe me.

              Though some of those Maui adjectives are pretty accurate too.....

              • Laura Butler
                By Laura Butler
                Jul 10

                Definitely, more of a Maui when I'm feeling confident about a topic - trying to be more like Maui when a topic is new and just dive in but having a growth mindset as an adult can be hard too haha! Like others, I have bits of Mahuika woven into my personality.

                • Kris Burden
                  By Kris Burden
                  Jul 9

                  Definitely more of a Maui. I enjoy taking risks, experimenting, finding out, problem solving, trying out new ideas. Live by "what would happen if..."

                  With a sprinkling of Mahuika - supporting my learners in the digital world.

                  • Phillipa Rimene
                    By Phillipa Rimene
                    Jul 9

                    For the most part I would say I am like Mahuika - I like to have an idea of what I'm doing in advance. This said I am also flexible and willing to take a risk and try new things - and let students be the experts. 

                    • Viv Hall
                      By Viv Hall
                      Jul 6

                      I'm like Māui, get my fingers burnt countless times.  All part of 'risk-taking' although I am also fiercely protective so perhaps a mix.  Definitely need to learn some of Mahuika's patience though!

                      • Anne-Louise Robertson
                        By Anne-Louise Robertson
                        Jul 5

                        I think I'm generally like Maui. I jump in with both feet and sort out the mess as I go! I'm always the one that says 'pick me, pick me' when new opportunities are suggested and I think I have the curiosity and creativity to work things out and think on my feet.  Can get me into trouble though....!

                        • Joanne Roberts
                          By Joanne Roberts
                          Jun 28

                          I think I'm like Mahuika. I like to know the big picture and be really prepared before I try new things.

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