Ata is a philosophy deeply grounded in traditional Maori knowledge. This philosophy is all about reseactfull inter-relational practices and has been applied in social services in new Zealand. This book is the result of a Master of Education study which considered adapting the philosophy of Ata into an education context. The research carried out looked at the results of applying the philosophy of Ata as a theory of best practice in teaching on a teacher education program. The results were very conclusive and herald a new approach to how we interact with our learners.