Fred talks about groups (2:00)

I guess another thing is to not isolate anyone.  Again if you isolate one person in a group training, they can feel that they start to withdraw and they can get quite upset because they feel like you’re picking on them.  So it’s better to ask – try and ask open questions.  And when you’re coming up to your assessments, you can still do it in a group or individually but allow time to sit with that person and just go through it with them, but don’t – if they get something wrong, don’t pronounce it to the group or anything like that.

So you’re talking particularly if you have a student who is struggling perhaps?

Yep, I think it’s part of my feeling, and every trainer is different, but the way I train, I train – do as much group work as I can because Indigenous people, they are on a community and community living, they tend to move together.  Then one moving ahead and one staying behind,  so for me, I found working as a group is much better. And in saying that, if one person is behind, sometimes in a group another person is more advanced, I get them to help, especially if it’s interpretation issues, because they can interpret what I’m saying and quite often in a group you will have one or two individuals that have really good verbal and written English.  If you don’t, you might have to get assistance in that, if you’re got a really hard topic, and I have had to do that a couple of times.

But the main thing I guess I was talking about then was just not making anyone feel bad.