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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 think I am a bit of both. Exploring and trying things out but like to have the back up of the knowledge that comes from reading and thinking.

    - By Michelle Patterson
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      • 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. 

            • Tanya Rowe
              By Tanya Rowe
              May 9

              I'm a mixture of both but probably more Mahuika than Maui. I can be curious and enjoy trying new things but I like to have time to think things through.

              • Christine Sullivan
                By Christine Sullivan
                May 8
                I love the use of Māui and Mahuika in this Pīkau.  I think I am probably a bit of both.  We all want to be risk-takers but oftentimes our roles mean we have to be methodical too.  How about a 'responsible' risk-taker.
                • Debbie Keung
                  By Debbie Keung
                  May 5

                  Kia ora,  I am more like Mahuika most of the time but there are times where I get a bit mischievous, throw caution to the wind (just like Maui) and go for it.  A perfect example being my spur of the moment enrolment in Mind Lab's  PGC in Digital and Collaborative Learning this year.  Glad I'm into learning as I've been in the pit since our class six weeks ago.  

                  • 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.

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