The links below provide an overview of the CHAMPs book by Randy Sprick. Each chapter includes a checklist that can be used to explore how well you are using and implementing the topics in your own classroom. If you are interested in learning more, you can talk to your TDS Specialist about getting access to more resources and materials for individual chapters.

Chapter 1 - Vision


The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • understanding how to shape behavior,
  • understanding motivation,
  • identifying long range behavior goals,
  • developing guidelines for success,
  • maintaining positive expectations,
  • implementing effective instructional practices, and
  • initiating and maintaining family contacts.

Checklist

Chapter 2 - Organization


The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • arranging an efficient daily schedule,
  • creating a positive physical space,
  • using an attention signal,
  • designing a beginning and ending routine,
  • managing student assignments, and
  • managing independent work periods.


Checklist

Chapter 3 - Management Plan


The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • determining the level of classroom structure,
  • developing classroom rules,
  • correcting rule violations during the first week of school,
  • establishing corrective consequences, and
  • knowing when (and when not) to use disciplinary referral.

Checklist

Chapter 4 - Expectations


The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • clarifying CHAMPs expectations for instructional activities,
  • clarfiying CHAMPs expectations for transitions, and
  • preparing lessons to communicate your expectations.

Checklist

Chapter 5 - Launch

The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • summarizing your classroom management and discipline plan,
  • making final preparations for day one,
  • immplementing your plan on day one,
  • implementing your plan on days 2 through 20, and
  • preparing your students for special circumstances.

Checklist

Chapter 6

The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • arranging an efficient daily schedule,
  • creating a positive physical space,
  • using an attention signal,
  • designing a beginning and ending routine,
  • managing student assignments, and
  • managing independent work periods.

Checklist

Chapter 7 - Motivation


The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • building positive relationships with students,
  • providing positive feedback,
  • providing intermittent celebrations,and
  • striving to provide a high ratio of positive interactions.





Checklist

Chapter 8 - Classwide Motivation


The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include employing a classwide system or systems to increase motivated and responsible behavior.










Checklist

Chapter 9 - Correcting

The skills developed in this chapter and on this checklist include topics like:

  • andalyzing and, if needed, adjusting the implementation of your basic classroom management plan,
  • analyzing and, if needed, adjusting the strategies you are using to build a positive relationship with students, and
  • analyzing the misbehavior and developing a functioon-based intervention.

Checklist