Behavioral Tips from Randy Sprick

Task 1: Long-Range Classroom Goals

Without a destination in mind, you may arrive at a place you don't want to be.

This somewhat silly statement is one reason why it is so important to determine, before school begins, what you hope to accomplish with your students by the end of the school year. We recommend coming up with four to seven major goals that summarize why being in your classroom will be a worthwhile experience for your students.

Long-range goals are useful in many ways:

To develop long-range goals, consider the following:

— Excerpt from CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management