Effective Group Management
Effective group management is grounded in positive relationships of mutual respect between teachers and students and among students. Viewing young people in a positive light requires dispelling stereotypes that portray them as uncontrollable, disrespectful, and rude. When classes for students are well conceived, age appropriate, and directed by capable and caring adults, behavior problems are minimized. As relationships develop and the students experience positive activities, their enthusiasm will grow, as will their cooperation.