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To receive more information on Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, please contact:

Sherry Rogowski
PBIS Coordinator/Coach
Psychological Services
(336) 370-8170
(336) 370-8172 fax


CHAMPS Overview

In addition to using positive, proactive strategies to prevent inappropriate behaviors and promote appropriate behaviors in school-wide settings, such as hallways and cafeterias, PBIS universal strategies include the use of positive, proactive strategies in the classroom setting. In GCS, the CHAMPs classroom management model, developed by Randall Sprick, is utilized as a way to extend PBIS principles and practices to the classroom setting.  CHAMPS is based on the effective teacher research.

CHAMPs content is taught in several sections: Structure, Teach, Observe, Interact, and Correct (S.T.O.I.C). STOIC is an acronym for the skills that effective teachers utilize in classroom management. The Structure section focuses on structuring for success by highlighting best practices for implementing an attention signal, establishing classwide expectations and rules, developing routines and schedules, and designing the physical space of the classroom. In addition, teachers are taught to define their behavioral expectations for every activity and transition during the school day and teaching these expectations to their students. Teachers are taught to use the CHAMPs acronym (Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, Success) when defining their behavioral expectations. In the Teach area, participants in CHAMPS design lessons to explicitly teach their rules and expectations.  Participants are taught to utilizes many tools to Observe their students’ behavior as well as their own in order to make changes.  The Interact section teaches some basic information about motivation and how teachers can use various teaching strategies and encouragement procedures to enhance student motivation to learn and behave appropriately. Encouragement procedures include noncontingent attention, positive feedback, intermittent celebrations, and classwide motivation systems. The PBIS goal of maintaining a 4:1 ratio of positive to corrective interactions is extended to the classroom setting. Finally, in Correct, best practices for responding to misbehavior are taught, including what to do (consequence options and selection) and how to do it (communication styles). Strategies for avoiding power struggles and dealing with angry students are also included.

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CHAMPS Training







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