• Teachers create and maintain environments that are conducive to student learning. Teachers establish learning environments wherein students feel physically, psychologically, socially and culturally secure. Theyare respectful of students’ human dignity and seek to establish a positive professional relationship withstudents that is characterized by mutual respect, trust and harmony. They model the beliefs, principles, values, and intellectual characteristics outlined in the Guide to Education and programs of study, and guides students to do the same. Teachers work, independently and cooperatively, to make the classroom and school stimulating learning environments. They maintain acceptable levels of student conduct, and use discipline strategies that result in a positive environment conducive to student learning. They work withstudents to establish classroom routines that enhance and increase students’ involvement in meaningfullearning activities. They organize facilities, materials, equipment, and space to provide students equitableopportunities to learn, and to provide for students’ safety.
  • Where community members work with students either on-campus or off-campus and where students are engaged in school-sponsored off-campus activities, the teachers strives to ensure these situations also are secure and positive environments conducive to student learning.

Evidence in Practice