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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 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.



    I move in both circles. Mostly like Maui but my role as classroom teacher pulls me into thinking like Mahuika depending on role and responsibility requirements. I need to 'understand' how it all fits like Mahuika before I can 'buy' in to something.

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      • Brenda Williams
        By Brenda Williams
        May 5

        Kia ora,  A real mix of Mahuika and Maui ... I like to 'explore', 'play' and 'think'.  I am certainly a mistake maker  :) I like to learn within meaningful contexts (Keeping student learners and colleague learners in mind).

        • Natalie Hayes
          By Natalie Hayes
          May 4

          I am like both Mahuika and Maui, I learn through experience and making mistakes. However i look at the big picture and am methodical and patient, particularly in my role as digital leader.

          • Corinne Rowe
            By Corinne Rowe
            May 3

            I am probably more aligned to Mahuika. As a leader I like to have a clear big picture understanding of what we are trying to achieve as a school. I want to ensure clarity around the real purpose behind the Digital Technologies Curriculum and how it enhances our vision for learning and teaching. As a result, I like time to consider new learning and how it aligns to our learners and vision.

            • Rachel O'Connell
              By Rachel O'Connell
              May 3

              I am a combination of both - methodical, but also enjoy trying new things and taking some risks.  Love new learning and I'm excited by what the new Digital Technologies curriculum offers.

              • Justine August
                By Justine August
                May 1

                I am a mokopuna of Maui and that's makes me a risk taker

                • Joselyn Laird
                  By Joselyn Laird
                  Apr 29

                  I am a mixture of both Mahuika and Maui.When it comes to personal learning I am very methodical. With the new Digital Technology I like to take risks and learn from my mistakes.

                  • Betsy Lui
                    By Betsy Lui
                    Apr 28

                    A mixture of both Maui and Mahuika; depending on the context and the situation, I may prepare and cautiously take my time and explore new learning with care and there are times when I dive right in mistakes and all! 

                    • Tessa Gray
                      By Tessa Gray
                      Apr 26

                      Tina Utting I'll send the word out and see what we can find for you!

                      • Kara Luke
                        By Kara Luke
                        Apr 23

                        I am definitely a Maui.  I take risks and enjoy making mistakes.  I learn more this way.


                        • Jennie Le Sueur
                          By Jennie Le Sueur
                          Apr 23

                          When I’m in the classroom as a teacher with students I am mostly like Māui - a risk taker and keen to give new learning a go. I am curious about all the new DT that keep appearing and want to evaluate then share what I hope will engage and excite my students. However when I’m in the role of offering PD support to teachers I am more like Mahuika and like to be methodical and patient with adults who perceive DT as new and challenging and just another curriculum area that needs to be integrated into the day. 

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