Seth Sampson: What is TAFE at the Collegiate Level?

Really, they have. We have about bi monthly meetings. The officers and I meet at least once or twice a month, and then we have membership meetings at least once a month. And we talk about especially when competitions are coming up. We talk about different lessons and thinking, come up with how are you going to be inclusive of? You know, hearing impaired students or students with behavioral disorder, individuals that have a learning disability, whatever it may be, and building a lesson off of that and using inclusive language. Right. And then being able to use different types of languages if you’re bilingual or trilingual or incorporating more skills that are not just content related, it’s more of life skills. And how are you blending those together in the classroom setting? And they have these types of conversations, and it’s really neat to see because a lot of time is organic, it’s natural and they’re talking about things that they previously did, but they’re talking about how can they revise it to meet the needs of students that they know or anticipate are going to be in their classroom one day ? So it’s really neat to see that they’re thinking that way.


…it’s still kind of fresh. And a lot of individuals have a lot of commitments outside of their studies as well. So if they want to kind of participate and be a part of that, they can definitely do that. Percentage wise, it’s probably not a high percentage, but I think it’s growing. I think the word is getting out, you know, and in a positive way. So


… I work closely with this heavy students and members, but I feel as if they’re a little more gregarious and they kind of not necessarily have a high self-esteem, but they have a confidence about them and they carry themselves very professionally. And you can kind of tell that they’re ready to move forward. And they’re not just going through the motions of, OK, well, you know, I guess I’m going to go to college and take a few classes. And but the vision is well beyond where they’re at right now, and you can kind of tell in the conversations that you have with them or just the manner in which they carry themselves. So it’s interesting to see the difference and I’ve seen it. You know, I taught a few undergraduate classes too, so I had a couple of I had College of Education majors in there and I also had psychology majors in there, so it was a little different. But it was great to see. You can kind of tell that TAFE members from non TAFE memory college bound students.

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