CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management


    What is CHAMPS:

    ¢ A set of decisions the teacher must make in order to structure for TODAYS STUDENTS

    ¢ A decision-making template

    ¢ A process

    ¢ An acronym

    ¢ A common language among staff


                What CHAMPS is NOT:

    ¢ Quick fixes or miracle cures

    ¢ Effective discipline and classroom management are lifelong learning tasks


               Why CHAMPS??

    ¢ Responsive: to teachers and parents

    ¢ Proactive Measure


               CHAMPS at McNair: 

    ¢ Guidelines for Success

    ¢ School Wide Attention Signal

    ¢ Voice Levels

    ¢ CHAMPING common areas: Hall, Bathroom, Cafeteria, Arrival/Dismissal, Recess

    ¢ Behavior Hierarchy


           Guidelines for Success:

    ¢ Guidelines for Success are 3-5 brief statements or phrases that describe skills, traits, and attitudes that students need to be successful in school - and in life.

     Commanders In SPACE

        Show kindness.    


        Promote respect.    


        Accept responsibility.


        Cooperate and play fair.


        Encourage trust.     



              Use an Attention Signal:

    ¢ Identify and use consistently, an attention signal that has the following components

    —  Visual

    —  Auditory

    —  Portable

    Our Signal!

    “Give Me Five”


    Give Me Five  


      Voice Levels: 

    ¢  0 - Silent

    ¢  1 Whisper

    ¢  2 Small Group

    ¢  3 - Classroom

    ¢  4 - Outside


             What is "CHAMPing"??

    ¢  C-Conversation

    ¢  H-Help

    ¢  A-Activity

    ¢  M-Movement

    ¢  P-Participation

    ¢  S-Success