Fun games to boost learner engagement


Learner engagement: sounds easy enough, but in reality, sometimes engaging a class can prove to be an uphill battle.

Whether you have just started your lesson, just resumed class after a break, or if things are starting to get out of control, you need to have some strategies in place to get things back on track.

One way to do this could be to play a fun game.

While I call them games, Bryan doesn’t like them to be called games as they are “serious”. He prefers to use the term higher level engagement strategies.

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Why Upgrading the TAE40116 has to include more than we would like.


Okay, so the new TAE40116 includes two units that are not equivalent to their TAE40110 predecessors:  TAEASS401 and TAEASS402.

The old TAEASS401b required people to plan 2 assessments.  The new one requires people to plan 5 assessments.

The old TAEASS403b required people to participate in 3 validations.  The new requires people to participate in 3 validations.

On the face of it, it would seem then that all you should need to do is show the planning of 3 more assessments and participation in one more validation.  But there is more to it. Read more…

Actions to take when study is stressing you out


We’ve all been there. We have all sat at a desk re-reading the same section of text over and over again, becoming more and more frustrated by the second. Frustration leads to stress which leads to anxiety which leads to feelings of flight or fight.  We want to quit, or we want to argue.

If you are studying a Cert IV TAE, Dual Diploma of VET/TDD, or a Triple Diploma of Business, Business Administration and Leadership and Management and felt this way, you are not alone. When we get stressed, often we get caught in the same loop of thinking. The trick is to have coping strategies for when the stressful moment arises.

Here are 4 actions to take when study is stressing you out:

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