What is the PAX Good Behavior Game?
The PAX Good Behavior Game is a universal-level classroom-based behavior management strategy for elementary school designed to prevent disruptive activity. Classroom teams are given small rewards for positive behavior such as being on-task or displaying cooperation. It has been successfully implemented across diverse school settings and has been shown to increase academic engagement, reduce disruptive behavior, and to reduce the later development of conduct disorder, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation.
The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) teaches children to work together for common goals, and to focus on a positive future they co-create with others. These are core cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills required for peaceful, productive, healthy and happy lives.
PAX GBG is based on multiple studies of classrooms and teachers in the US, Canada, and Europe and has been referred to as one of the most effective strategies a teacher can currently use in his or her classroom to increase lifetime academic success and to protect children from lifetime emotional and behavioral disorders. PAX teaches students self-regulation, self-control and self-management in the context of working with others and has been proven to improve attention and reduce impulsivity.
Schools / Agencies involved: Summit Educational Service Center