CHAMPS Second Edition


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



2009 / 520 pp., plus 502 pp. downloadable, fillable reproducible forms and classroom icons
For Grades:
  • Randy Sprick
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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!


  • 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 downloadable self-assessment checklists, reproducible forms, certificates and badges, and 66 classroom icons in six different styles.

CHAMPS 2nd ed. is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The online National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices was discontinued in January 2018, but a link to the Safe & Civil Schools NREPP listing can be found here.


  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick, Ph.D., 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. 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 promoting Positive Behavior Support in schools.