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Your Way: Proactively Managing Student Behaviour using the TERA Model


This 1 hour webinar is from our  suite of Your Way offerings.It is ready to be presented to your staff, at a time that suit you! Need more information? Simply fill out our enquiry form below for a quote. 

This webinar will explain how you can take a proactive approach to managing student behaviour. Drawing on the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, we explored the TERA model, and how it can be used to promote student engagement while reducing the likelihood of the unproductive behaviours we want to avoid.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

Identify the question that our brain asks five times a second and how it influences our behaviour.
Recognise the four key elements of psychological safety and how these influence a person’s engagement and disengagement.
Apply practical techniques to meet these elements and create the conditions in which people are less likely to disengage or participate in unproductive behaviour.
This is an engaging webinar that will get you thinking about the many small things you can do (and the things to avoid) to encourage your learners towards a positive, optimistic and engaged attitude.

Note: This webinar is about proactive behaviour management. We won’t be exploring strategies for addressing unproductive or disruptive behaviour when it occurs. Instead, it is about creating the conditions to avoid those undesirable behaviours in the first place!

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • How the question our brain asks influences behaviour  
  • Recognising 4 key elements of psychological safety
  • How to influence a person’s engagement and disengagement  
  • Applying practical techniques  
  • Lessening disengagement/ unproductive behaviour

Who should attend

  • RTO Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Departmental Heads of Faculty
  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Pre-service VET teachers
  • Anyone looking for ways to proactively manage student behaviour

What to expect

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Tony Kirton


Tony Kirton is an instructional designer and workshop facilitator with more than ten years’ experience in learning and development. Founder and senior designer at resource design consultancy Engage Learning and Development (formerly DES Learning), which contracts to the public and private sector, Tony develops traditional learning programs as well as e-learning using Articulate Storyline. Tony has extensive experience in the application of learning design theory, having designed many training programs and hundreds of assessment resources.

Tony’s recent instructional projects include major programs for:

  • NSW Health - A six-module e-learning program for frontline managers
  • SafeWork NSW - Update of General Construction Induction (White Card) assessment materials and redesign of the five-day Health and Safety Representative Training, both mandated for use by SafeWork NSW
  • Australasia International School - Designing learning tools for Diplomas of Leadership and Management and Project Management, specifically for students with English as a second language.

Known for his engaging and evidence-based approach to workplace learning, Tony also facilitates training and assessment with some of Australia’s leading training providers including the Australian Institute of Management, NSW Health and SafeWork NSW.

Continuing to extend his expertise and keep up-to-date with the latest practices in learning and development, Tony recently completed a four-month leadership program with the University of Michigan. He is currently completing an Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program with the University of Maryland (USA).

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