PAX Facts PAX also known as the Good Behavior Game teaches students autonomous self-control and self-management through collaborating with others for peace, productivity, health & happiness. PAX is a universal evidence-based, childhood mental health promotion strategy which combines the science from PeaceBuilders, Good Behavior Game & 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. —PAX can be used during math, spelling, science, art, music, gym, hallways, lunch room, bus, field trips, and after school programs, assemblies, and even at home. PAX can be used anywhere! 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.