PAX Facts PAX is a set of strategies to help students learn important self-management skills while collaborating to make their classroom a peaceful and productive learning environment. Centered on the Good Behavior Game, PAX is not a classroom management program, but it makes managing classrooms much easier. The PAX Good Behavior Game (GBG) contains the combined science from the youth violence prevention program called PeaceBuilders, the Good Behavior Game, and other studies
PAX is a set of tools and strategies used by teachers and students that helps to create a safe team like classroom environment. The focus is on praise for good behavior rather than blame others for bad behavior. Using PAX while teaching creates an environment that fosters lifelong learning and can be used in any school activity.
Studies have shown that students who participate in PAX in Grade One do better in, and are more likely to graduate from school, need fewer special education services, have better mental health (including less suicidal thoughts/attempts), fewer smoking, alcohol and drug addictions, and are less involved in crime, into their adult years. PAX is Officially included on the US National Registry of Evidence based programs & practices.
Is PAX Good Behavior or is it Self Regulation? —“Good Behavior”: Kids might be great when teacher is present, but not so much with other teachers such as sports or music lesson, etc. —“Good Behavior”: Kids might be fine during structured activities, but cannot calm down after anything exciting or unstructured—recess, cafeteria, bus, etc.-- —“Good Behavior”: Kids might be fine in structured routines, but fail during new routines, abrupt change to routine, new person present, etc.
—“Self-Regulation”: Kids can do the above anyway; quite well, not perfect.
PAX Schools in Knox County 2016-2017 school year
—Wiggin Street Elementary -- —Twin Oak Elementary -- —YMCA pre school -- —Danville Preschool
For more information about PAX and the Good Behavior Game please contact us at 740-397-2660.