With the CHAMPS program, each letter serves as a reminder to students of the type of behavior that should be seen in any given situation so that maximum learning, as well as a safe and caring environment will be displayed.
Use the CHAMPs acronym to define detailed behavioral expectations for EACH instructional approach that you use.
Conversation: Can students converse during this activity? About what? With whom? For how long?
Help: How do students get your attention for help? How do students get questions answered? What should they do while they wait for you?
Activity: What is the expected end product of this activity? What is the task or objective?
Movement: For what reasons can students get out of their seats during this activity? Do they need permission to do so?
Participation: What behavior shows that students are participating or not participating?
Success: There are no questions for this one. When CHAMPs expectations are met, students will be successful.
To use this file, print the cards that you need for your classroom, and as you change activities throughout the day, you update your CHAMPS board to reflect the CLEAR expectations for that particular activity.
My students were in charge of "CHAMP-ing" each activity/transition that we did in our classroom which led to student buy in. They also LOVED leading the class in our CHAMPS. I had my students change the cards to reflect our activity and then they "CHAMP-ed" the activity to our class.
This looks like a student standing near your CHAMPS board, stating the CHAMPS for the activity as the class gives eye contact to the student.
This SOUNDS like..."C- We are on a voice level 1, H- We will raise our hand for help, A- We are doing group work, M- We will stay in our group, P- We are discussing with our group, S- If we do all of these things, we will have SUCCESS"
**IF our students were not following our "CHAMPS", then the student leader stopped our class, and restated the CHAMPS for the activity/ transition.