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A teacher should set clear rules and expectations for their students beginning on the first day of school.

These should be regarding academics, conduct, and should be reinforced throughout the school year particularly when a rule is broken. A Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light or Three Strike System is typically effective, and should be employed in order to give students a chance to correct and monitor their own behaviors. Should students break the rules there should be clear and consistent consequences. There should also be rewards and positive reinforcement for good behaviors of the individual, the group, and the class as a whole. All discipline should be done in a respectful manner so that the teacher establishes a good rapport with their students and is trusted by the class. The teacher should be a master of effective leadership skills. Regardless of personality traits that they may have, they must have command and authority in their classroom. They must show a genuine interest and respect for their students to gain their trust. They must ensure the development of the students by allowing them to hold leadership positions in the classroom as well. Giving students jobs, titles, duties, and responsibilities are all critical beginning at a young age. The teacher should also strive to create a cooperative culture where authority is invested in both the teacher and the students and there is a free-flow of information. During times when individualistic and competitive environments are necessary the teacher should consider how they match students instructional needs and the teachers goals. Finally, the teacher should be organized, have effective transitioning skills, and convey clear instructions for assignments. All students should know the materials they must bring to class, and there should be a place for student homework. The classroom should be organized in the following manner. (See picture) Heterogeneous groups of students should sit in tables of four-six desks. After the teacher has evaluated students skills, needs, and personalities the students may be moved around; for example disruptive students may be placed closer to the teacher. The teachers desk should be situated close to students. A table for small group instruction, reading, and assessments should be in the front of the room. The classroom should also be rich in literature, and bookshelves should be prevalent in the classroom. Finally, depending on the age of students, a large carpet should be in the front of the room next to the chalkboard/blackboard and a teachers chair. This will allow for large group instruction where the teacher can see all students. It is critical that from any vantage point the instructor can see the entire class. This classroom arrangement will encourage the cooperation of students, and will give the instructor various ways to meet with/teach students and monitor all classroom behaviors.