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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 am definitely more like Mahuika.. I like to do everything in order- step by step.

    - By Nicki McFadzien
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      • Sarah Ellis
        By Sarah Ellis
        Jul 23

        I am definitely a bit of both.  As a learner, I am more like Maui.  I have the attention span of the 6 year olds that I teach, so things need to be active, fun and dynamic.  As a teacher I am both Maui and Mahuika.

        • Emma Beech
          By Emma Beech
          Jul 18

          I am a bit of both. I’ll go at it if I’m confident yet step back and take time to think about it if needed. 

          • Viv Fitzgerald
            By Viv Fitzgerald
            Jul 16

            I am a Maui . I like to have the space to move and develop ideas as they occur to me. 

            • Natalia King-Taylor
              By Natalia King-Taylor
              Jul 12

              I am a bit of both but probably sway more towards Mahuika.
              I need to think through some things in depth especially if others are relying on my lead, but at times can jump straight in if i am confident in what I am doing. smiley

              • Josephine Gage
                By Josephine Gage
                Jul 8

                Like most of the respondents I am a mixture of both. I like to tutu and make mistakes but I also like some sort of order so that I can make sense of what I've been doing and how I can improve.


                • Taara Boyle
                  By Taara Boyle
                  Jul 2

                  I am a mixture of both. I like to have a quick look over all the information and then go back and delve deeper into the content. 

                  • Lainie Roddis
                    By Lainie Roddis
                    Jun 23

                    I am a combination of the two. Like Maui, I like to jump in and skim the content. Then like Mahuika, I like to go back and dig deeper to gain more understanding.

                    • Shirley Bastin
                      By Shirley Bastin
                      Jun 14

                      Mahuika, that's me.

                      • Karl Summerfield
                        By Karl Summerfield
                        Jun 6

                        Maui all the way for me! Leap in and sort out the details as I go...

                        • Carolyn Milne
                          By Carolyn Milne
                          Jun 6

                          Like the majority of other respondents to this question I am most definitely a mix of Mahuika and Maui. I really enjoy trying new things and often go out on a liimb and try a new teaching technique, topic, etc without spending a lot of personal time on it simply because I want to see how it will work with a particular group of learners. Other times (generally if I can see the value of something) I will patiently prepare for weeks building up, and generally going overboard in the preparation, before embarking on the particular technique, etc.  

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