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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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      • 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.

                        • Kris Burden
                          By Kris Burden
                          Jul 9

                          Definitely more of a Maui. I enjoy taking risks, experimenting, finding out, problem solving, trying out new ideas. Live by "what would happen if..."

                          With a sprinkling of Mahuika - supporting my learners in the digital world.

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