Fred talks about cultural awareness (2:22)

If you’re teaching someone older than you, it can be difficult because of the cultural situation, so simple things that any trainer should be aware of on communities, things like eye contact, so avoiding eye contact and just asking permission if you can sit with them to do the training.  They will usually say yes. If they say no, maybe they don’t want to do the training.  But they prefer it if you ask permission and then just enter into that discussion again with them and they’ll probably ask you a lot of questions or they – what I’ve found they’ll usually want to tell you a story about their place or their community or themselves – just allow time to listen to that.  If you cut them off, they’re going to cut you off, so – and it just makes it a much more friendly process anyway and you’re establishing that relationship, so... 

It is difficult because I guess in their culture the older person is the teacher, so you just do the best you can.  Everyone I’ve taught is usually older than myself and we tend to get along quite well. It’s just a matter of asking permission, letting them get to know you first and then you can pretty much work together.

Like any adult training, even in mainstream, you never tell an adult off, you know?  If they’re doing something really dangerous, you have to tell them to stop but you never tell anyone off because you’re not a manager, you’re not in a position to do that and the adults, you should respect them as adults.