I am strongly considering using CHAMPs as part of my classroom management plan for next year. After my first year, I learned a lot and classroom management is one thing that I want to improve upon for next year. I believe it stands for Conversation (voice levels) , Help (how do I ask for help) , Activity (independent, partner/group work or whole class) , Movement, Participation, Success. I’m not sure what they mean by Success? Last year, I struggled with clear expectations. For example, the kids in one of my classes had to stay in their seats unless they had permission because the out of seat behavior was terrible in one of my classes in the beginning. I would like to be more clear about this and explain to kids that we stay in our seats during whole class time (the only exception being a bathroom emergency and needing a tissue) and we have limited movement (or move responsibly) during partner/group work or the Do Now. (Ex. someone is sharpening their pencil, we wait until they’re done, we don’t sharpen our pencils to socialize, etc.) and that way the kids don’t have to ask for permission. I figure I could speak with kids individually if it’s some students who take advantage of this. I also like the Conversation part of this because I want to monitor noise levels in the classroom and set clear expectations for this from the beginning. During my intervention block, I am going to pull small groups while the rest of the class does prodigy or another computer game, so I want them to definitely be working quietly and whispering if they need to ask a partner. My concern is whether this would be too “elementary” for 6th grade. I was thinking of framing this as “I like to know what is expected of me before I start a task or activity. We will have different expectations depending on what we are doing in this class, so I want to make that clear so everyone can be successful.” I was also wondering if I will have to review each aspect of CHAMPS before each activity or just in the beginning if the year?