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Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, 3rd ed.

Now in its third edition, Discipline in the Secondary Classroom is a secondary teacher’s go-to reference for designing a classroom management plan that prevents problems, motivates students, and teaches them to behave responsibly. This bestselling resource offers new and seasoned teachers alike a hands-on guide brimming with practical advice, tips, checklists, reproducibles, and ready-to-use activities that get results.

Step by step, the book outlines an effective classoom management plan based on the STOIC framework. By following the STOIC approach, readers will learn how to prevent and calmly address misbehavior and confidently implement research-based strategies to maximize student motivation. The teacher-tested STOIC approach guides you through developing a classroom management plan that will:

  • Structure and organize all settings to prompt responsible student behavior.
  • Teach your expectations regarding how to behave responsibly within the structure you have created.
  • Observe whether students are meeting expectations by physically circulating, visually scanning, and collecting meaningful data.
  • Interact positively with students to build relationships and provide frequent, age-appropriate positive feedback.
  • Correct irresponsible behavior fluently—calmly, consistently, immediately, briefy, respectfully, and (as much as possible) privately.

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom is specifically written for the secondary school classroom. For strategies and techniques that apply to younger students, please refer to CHAMPS: A Proactive & Positive Approach to Classroom Management.

If you would like to view a chart of how this new edition of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom compares with the second edition and with CHAMPS, click here.


For Grades:
 : 9–12
Publication Date:
  448 pp. and 1 DVD (57 reproducible forms, 3 sets of CHAMPS icons, bonus article, and 3 video clips)
Product ID:
  Randy Sprick
Price: $39.95

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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 third edition of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom is essential for alignment not only with CHAMPS, Dr. Sprick’s guide to elementary classroom management, but also for alignment with national core standards. The updated appendix makes the book more user-friendly for new and veteran teachers alike. This book provides the most comprehensive model available for classroom management in middle and high schools.

—Brian Keith Jones,
Speech/Drama/Debate Educator,
Gardens High School,
St. Louis, MO