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CHAMPS

Survive Hallway Transitions

Behavior, CHAMPS, PBIS

It’s not uncommon for my class to sometimes arrive late to recess, lunch, or a specialists class.  Why?  Because when we’re in the hallway, it’s expected that all students are making wise choices.  This isn’t an easy task to accomplish.  Whether it is the entire class or a few students, taking the time to address challenging hallway behavior is a must.  Doing so will make hallway transitions a positive and successful experience for the entire class.  Read on to discover strategies that I…

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Why I had to Suck all the Fun out of my Classroom

Behavior, CHAMPS, Daily 5, PBIS, Routines and Procedures

Students have a lot of voice and choice in our classroom.  Our classroom offers them flexible seating areas, learning options from which to choose during independent work time, and a plethora of tools readily available to help them orchestrate their work. Like a busy beehive, our classroom isn’t quiet.  It isn’t always neat and tidy, and the day to day activities aren’t mundane.  Students have come to love that they have a say in what our classroom looks like and feels…

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CHAMPS

Behavior, CHAMPS, PBIS

When I’ve been having a challenging day, my colleagues have been known to shout/whisper at me, “Just CHAMP it, Meach!”  I return the favor if they seem to need it.  In 2012, several of us took a CHAMPS class together.  It was a blast and we learned a lot.  It was actually my second time experiencing a CHAMPS class, as I had attended a 2-day workshop two years prior. CHAMPS is a great classroom management system.  If you are a…

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