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CHAMPS: A Proactive & Positive Approach to Classroom Management, 2nd ed.

The second edition of CHAMPS assists classroom teachers to design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly. The new 2nd edition includes tips and resources to make this definitive guide to classroom management even more user-friendly.

CHAMPS strategies are easy to implement and will:

  • Reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals
  • Improve classroom climate
  • Increase student on-task behavior
  • Establish respectful and civil interactions

By following the effective, research-based practices outlined in CHAMPS, teachers develop methods for clearly communicating their expectations on every classroom activity and transition. Expectations to clarify are:

Conversation: Can students talk to each other during this activity?
Help: How do students get the teacher's attention and their questions answered?
Activity: What is the task/objective? What is the end product?
Movement: Can students move about during this activity?
Participation: How do students show they are fully participating? What does work behavior look/sound like?
Success: When students meet CHAMPS expectations, they will be successful!

Key Benefits of CHAMPS

  • Teachers establish clear expectations with logical and fair responses to misbehavior.
  • Teachers spend less time disciplining and more time teaching.
  • Teachers learn tools to motivate students to do their best.
  • Students are taught how to behave responsibly.

CHAMPS, 2nd ed., includes more than 500 pages of downloadable materials such as self-assessment checklists, reproducible forms, certificates and badges, and 66 classroom icons in six different styles.


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  520 pp., plus download 502 pp. fillable reproducible forms and classroom icons
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  Randy Sprick
Price: $49.50

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This resource is endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. It supports all students, including students with special needs.

Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Dr. Randy Sprick


Randy Sprick is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada.

Much of his work involves helping teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways.

As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, audiotapes, and videotapes that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management. His most recent publications include Teacher's Encyclopedia of Behavior Management, 2nd ed. (2012) and Coaching Classroom Management, 2nd ed. (2010).

He is a past president of the Association for Direct Instruction. In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and proliferating Positive Behavior Support in schools.

Randy is the director of Teaching Strategies, Inc. and the lead consultant for Safe & Civil Schools.

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This program is based on positive, esteem-building approaches and strategies.

—Mary M. Rogers,
Content Coach,Shreveport, LA

Real info for real teaching.

—Cristie Cantor,
General Educator

Whether you are a novice or an experienced educator, CHAMPS provides the tools, skills, and attitudes to create a more inviting and positive classroom/school climate. All of our participants express, "CHAMPS is THE course on classroom management I wish had been offered in college." CHAMPS has provided our teachers with profound, career-changing support in managing their classrooms well. It makes all the difference in the organization of their classrooms, physically as well as socially and emotionally.

—Marilyn Hefferan and Tricia Huder,
Learning Resource Specialists,
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System,
Orlando, FL

For experienced CHAMPS teachers who have used and loved the program, you will find the new CHAMPS is even more comprehensive and applicable to your needs as you refresh your classroom management plan. As a CHAMPS-savvy teacher, you're going to love all the new bells and whistles in the second edition—the applications, examples, and enhancements; the CD of reproducible forms; and the multiple versions of visuals for teaching CHAMPS expectations.

The old CHAMPS was great, but the new CHAMPS is even better.

—Mike Booher, SCS trainer