I am currently teaching 2nd grade, this is my first year with such a large class of 24 students. I have been struggling with many behavior problems in the classroom. Much of my instruction time is being consumed by dealing with behavior problems. One of the most notable problems in the class is that I have several students who are constantly talking and I have not found anything that works to keep them quiet. The goal of this study to see if implementing CHAMP (conversation, help, activity, movement, and participation) statements before each major subject including: writing, math, and reading will reduce the amount of disruptions in my class.
The participants are my 24 2nd grade students. There are 14 boys and 10 girls in the class. The focus will be on 3 boys who have the most disruptive behavior in the class.
I will be using an observation sheet to record and just collecting data using tally marks. The data sheet will be on a clipboard and collected throughout the day. The interview sheet will also be used in collecting data.
In this study, I will be using CHAMP statements before math, reading, and writing each day to determine if the statements will reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom. Disruptive behavior in this study is defined as talking out of turn, getting up and moving around out of their seat, and talking to their neighbor. I will observe 3 of my most disruptive students during reading, writing, and math to collect tally marks on the occurrences of those behaviors.
Qualitative data for this study will be collected by interviewing those students to determine if they think that CHAMP is helping them regulate their disruptive behavior. I will also be interviewing aides in my classroom to determine whether they have noticed a difference in student behavior. These interviews will be conducted after a week of implementation of CHAMP.