CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom ManagementWhat is CHAMPS?
- A set of decisions the teacher must make in order to structure for today's students
- A decision-making template
- A process
- An acronym
- A common language among staff
What CHAMPS is not
- Quick fixes or miracle cures because effective discipline and classroom management are lifelong learning tasks
- Responsive: to teachers and parents
- Proactive Measure
CHAMPS at Adkins Elementary
- School Wide Attention Signal
- Voice Levels
- “CHAMPING”common areas: Hall, Bathroom, Cafeteria, Arrival/Dismissal, Recess
- Used in all classes, in all grade levels; consistency is key with effective behavior management!
Use an Attention Signal
- Identify and use consistently, an attention signal that has the following components
Example of a signal
Give Me Five! When the teacher raises her hand, the students must do the same at a zero voice level.
- 0: Silent
- 1: Whisper
- 2: Small Group
- 3: Classroom
- 4: Outside
What is "CHAMPing"
- C is for Conversation: What voice level are you at, and who are you supposed to be speaking with?
- H is for Help: How do you ask for help?
- A is for Activity: What are you supposed to be doing?
- M is for Movement: Are you rotating through groups, sitting on the carpet, sitting at your desk, etc?
- P is for Participation: How does the teacher know you are fully participating?
- S is for Success: If you follow the first five, you will be successful!