Posts in "PAX Good Behavior Game"
Question: What is the difference between classroom management like Class Dojo and students’ self-regulation produced by PAX GBG?
Authentic self-regulation cannot be sustained or learned by coercion, threats, aversive consequences, or punishments. In environments perceived as aversive or coercive by children, problematic behavior dramatically increases the moment the controlling adults are absent or whens peers reinforce a peer for such problematic behaviors, which is often a strategy to weaken and subvert the presumptive adult “authority.”
Prevention science is a risky business. What? As a prevention scientist who wants the products of that science to be widely used, I have to take risks—by rigorously testing our ideas and seeking continuous improvement.
What? Our kids are catching mental illnesses? Yes, but not typically by germs. This will take a bit of flexible thinking to understand what people intuit and good science confirms.
The biggest danger to humans is other humans, and the biggest source of safety for humans is other humans. This is not an abstraction.
Nurturing Environments can achieve population-level protection of human developmental outcomes by richly reinforcing prosocial behavior, limiting problematic behaviors, reducing toxic influences, and increasing psychological flexibility widely in homes, schools and community settings. This is a case example of how to do so, based on multiple experimental tests and experiences.