Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2018

Document Type



Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Kim Hardin

Second Advisor

Andrew Huddleston


Classroom management can be a big struggle for some teachers, to the point that some school districts have begun initiatives for the implementation of specific behavior management programs. The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of the behavior management program of CHAMPS. The author collected data through student surveys, classroom observations, and teacher and student interviews. After analyzing the data by using a constant comparative method, the author found five major themes. The first theme was the continual reference to CHAMPS expectations within the classroom. The author then found the theme of the feelings and needs of both students and teachers. The next theme was that of both conversation and listening that happened in the classroom. The fourth theme was leadership created by CHAMPS that was exhibited in the classroom. The final topic was that of respect shown by both students and teachers. This study may provide useful information to other educators or districts already implementing CHAMPS or thinking about implementing CHAMPS within their classrooms.

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