Champing CHAMPS

A Personal Action Plan

Starting small...

I plan to advocate for the use of CHAMPS classroom management on my school campus by beginning with my grade level in the 2016-2017 school year with the following steps.

  1. Collaborate with the fourth grade teachers prior to the beginning of the school year (before and after any CHAMPS trainings) on the specific topics of current classroom management challenges, arrangement of physical space, attention signals, classroom rules, and procedures.
  2. Support the teachers throughout the school year by offering tools to help them remain consistent with their hierarchy of consequences, asking about positive relationships they've built with students, and offering to observe and plan interventions for challenging student behaviors.
  3. Analyze the conference logs across the grade level, at the end of the school year, with the intent to use data collected to offer suggestions for adjustments to procedures and/or classroom rules prior to the following school year.
  4. Invite teachers to share the successes of the positive relationships they were able to build and how those positive relationships influenced their classroom management.

In a nutshell...

Measuring Success...

Measuring classroom management has never been as straightforward as anyone would like it to be. What one teacher thinks a well managed classroom looks like could be completely different from what the teacher next door thinks a well managed classroom looks like. Therefore, I would like each teacher on my team to measure their own growth, using the following tools, sharing with me only the successes they feel comfortable sharing.

  • Student Survey: A student survey allowing students from the 2015-2016 school year (pre-CHAMPS) to share their thoughts regarding their teacher's classroom management (to be seen ONLY by their teacher) for the purpose of comparing it to the thoughts of students from the 2016-2017 school year (post-CHAMPS).
  • Teacher Survey: A teacher survey allowing teachers the opportunity to record their current classroom management strengths and weaknesses (pre-CHAMPS, to be seen ONLY by themselves) for the purpose of measuring their growth at the end of the 2016-2017 school year (post-CHAMPS).
  • Collaboration: The collaborative meeting will begin by addressing the classroom management challenges the team expressed at the end of the 2015-2016 school year (pre-CHAMPS) and how CHAMPS has helped in regards to those challenges. It will continue to address the student and teacher survey results, conference log data, suggestions for improved procedures and/or rules for the following school year, and the impact of positive relationships.

A special thanks to Kaytlynn Milliken for her training and inspiration!