Looking for tips and resources that will help you implement CHAMPS in your classroom? This guide includes information on structuring your classroom for success, teaching expectations, observing student behavior, interacting positively, and correcting fluently. The Appendix includes reproducibles that you can use to support the implementation of CHAMPS in your own classroom.
I watched this video when I was learning everything I could about CHAMPS. I chose not to show it to my eighth grade students, because I felt it was a little juvenile for their age group. However, I think it is a very concise and accurate description of CHAMPS, perfect for younger students.
Once I decided to use this system in my classroom, I purchased the CHAMPS Companion Book. I found it extremely helpful because it included quizzes, exit ticket activities, games, and much more! My students really loved playing the Jeopardy game. This is a must have if you want to do CHAMPS right in your classroom. However, if you don't have a projector or SMARTBoard in your classroom it is very difficult to use it effectively with your students on simply a computer.
While there are free CHAMPS expectation charts or you can make your own, I downloaded this one for a dollar. If you like to save time like me, I suggest this resource for a colorful and fun addition to your room. My theme was bright colors so it fit perfectly with my classroom decor. I also liked this chart better than others, because I didn't have to fill it in each day for activities. However, if you like versatility you may prefer to write in your expectations for individual activities.
Classroom management was my biggest concern when I started teaching because I am very quiet natured and shy away from discipline. However, I knew that I did not want to deal with behavior problems which meant I needed a strong system in place, starting day one. During my internet search, I found multiple ideas, but I ultimately chose CHAMPS after reading through this program summary. I like this program for its relative ease and proven results.