Appropriate Practices for Physical Education and Physical Activity
Respectful Grouping

Student pairs and groups are formed for activities in a way that preserves every student's dignity and respect

  • Form pairs and groups in a manner that preserves each student's dignity and respect
  • Communicate expectations for positive student interaction
  • Encourage students to meet new partners by first mixing students individually
  • Provide a variety of fun ways to find a new partner
  • Create a positive environment to encourage students to select new partners
  • Monitor student interactions carefully
  • Help students reflect on their processes in selecting new partners
  • Provide opportunities for students to form small groups
  • Establish norms of behavior for the group members
  • Carefully monitor student interaction as groups are formed
  • Help students reflect on their processes in forming small groups