Schools that are successful in reducing challenging behavior and maximizing instructional time typically have high quality classroom management systems. At MISD we suggest that schools implementing SWPBIS also consider implementing the CHAMPs Model from Safe and Civil Schools as their SWPBIS in the Classroom. Information about CHAMPs can be found at http://www.safeandcivilschools.com/index.php
Some basic information about CHAMPs is provided below.
•A guide to the decisions teachers can make to build and implement a proactive and positive approach to classroom management
•A process of continuous improvement
•A common language among staff
C = Conversation Can students talk to each other during this
activity or transition? H = Help How do students get their questions answered? How do they get your attention? A = Activity What is the task or objective? What is the expected end product? M = Movement Can students move about? (E.g., are they allowed to get up to sharpen a pencil?) P = Participation What does the expected student behavior look and sound like? How do students show they are fully participating?
s = If students follow the CHAMPS expectations, they will be successful.
Teachers that implement CHAMPs in their classrooms post clear behavioral expectations and review them before most lessons and transitions. Some examples are below.