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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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    I believe I am a bit of both that I do and can take risks but within reason if I make mistakes I can reflect and then try to find ways of learning from these mistakes and move more in a positive way.  

    - By Donna Love
      • Lisa Smith
        By Lisa Smith
        Mar 4

        I am a bit of both. I love to try new things and problem solve, but also need to see value and meaning in what I am doing.

        • Marleen George
          By Marleen George
          Mar 3

          I feel like I am a bit of both. I prefer learning when it's more hands on where I can explore a range of avenues. I enjoy taking risks in my learning but also find it really important to be like Mahuika and support my students when it comes to the digital world.

          • Mandy O'Reilly
            By Mandy O'Reilly
            Mar 3

            I'm a bit of both too. Definitely display qualities of both.

            • Kallie NgakuruSyder
              By Kallie NgakuruSyder
              Feb 28

              I start with the traits of Mahuika- of finding out information and using that, once Im confident i think I transform into Maui and start to create and have a massive tutu.!

              • Gaylene Jacobs
                By Gaylene Jacobs
                Feb 27

                Organically I align to Mahuika wanting to know the detail and very patient, however, I am not afraid to take risks and always open my mind to new learning putting me in the realm of Maui . So, I have one foot on the side of Mahuika and my toes and the ball of my other foot on the side of Maui. 

                • 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.

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