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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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      • 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.  

        • Nicole Hayhurst
          By Nicole Hayhurst
          Jun 3

          I am a definite combination of both Maui and Mahuika! I am more like Maui when I am confident in what I am doing/teaching. 

          • Fiona jackson
            By Fiona jackson
            May 30

            I'm glad I'm not the only one who is a combination of both Maui and Mahuika!  I feel confident teaching something I have a lot of knowledge and experience about but often feel like I might not be good enough or know enough to teach others!  I have learnt to be brave and back myself- something I tell my own students and kids to do!  I love to learn- my interest in learning is so much more when I am engaged in something I am passionate about- hence why I am extending my knowledge of DT

            • Lara Moss
              By Lara Moss
              May 20

              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.

              • Michael Fawcett
                By Michael Fawcett
                May 17

                It depends on the context and the purpose.  Am I acquiring something for myself or to share with others? Am I embedding personal knowledge or transmitting/facilitating? It would be very difficult to be exclusively Maui or Mahuika. Ako ākonga fluid? 

                • Bridget Houghton
                  By Bridget Houghton
                  May 15

                  I would probably be more like Maui with some traits from Mahuika.

                  • Kerry Leaf
                    By Kerry Leaf
                    May 15

                    When I'm learning, I'm like Maui.

                    When I'm teaching I'm like Mahuika!

                    • Linda Sokimi
                      By Linda Sokimi
                      May 14

                      I am a mixture - I like to explore and learn new things, but I need time and no distractions.

                      • Judith Fromont
                        By Judith Fromont
                        May 10

                        I'm definitely more of a Maui online and have a short fuse and not alot of patience for platforms or digital tools that are slow or take a long time to learn  crying

                        • Kerryn Baker
                          By Kerryn Baker
                          May 10

                          I feel I am also a mixture between Māui and Mahuika. I love being innovative and trying new things (if I have the time) and am patient and responsible. 

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