Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

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.


2013 / Third Edition / 448 pp. and 1 DVD (57 reproducible forms, 3 sets of CHAMPS icons, bonus article, and 3 video clips)
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  • Randy Sprick
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This best-selling 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 classroom 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 help you:

  • 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, briefly, 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 and Positive Approach to Classroom Management.

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom 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.