The goal of this course is to enable teacher candidates to design, organize, and facilitate positive learning environments. Students will observe, document, devise, and discuss consistent teacher behaviors that encourage high standards of student involvement in classroom activities. Students will investigate how effective management skills and high quality instruction can facilitate learning environments where all students can learn and succeed. Proficiencies are determined by the candidate’s ability to plan and design clear expectations about appropriate and inappropriate behavior, efficient use of time, room organization, dissemination of materials, cleanup, and project storage. Study includes the teaching cycle, positive characteristics of classroom managers, and prescriptions for effective management of the classroom and instruction. Legal rights, due process, and school governance augment the course objectives.