Teachers’ Experiences of PAX Good Behaviour Game
Breda Tomkins, teacher in St. Joseph’s N.S., Bonnybrook, and Clair McNicholas, teacher in Scoil Ide, Kilmore West, talk to Noel McGuinness about their experience with the PAX Good Behaviour Game. They say that the results have been very positive, students are more mannerly, they have more engagement with their work and are more productive. There is less arguing, less complaining and less disruption in the classroom. Breda is also working with Northside Partnership’s Preparing for Life as a mentor for the PAX Good Behaviour Game and she will be providing in-class support to teachers who have just completed the most recent round of training.
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Earlier in 2017, Allen County, with the help of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, surveyed the residents to gain information regarding health-related data. From those results, priority areas were determined. These priorities are created based on community needs and developed through deliberation between multiple community agencies and members.
HELENA – A new program in East Helena Public Schools is hoping to prevent youth suicide by starting education much sooner. The program is called the Good Behavior Game by Paxis Institute and was made possible by grants from American Chemet and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana totaling $15,000.
International research has shown the Good Behavior Game to be an efficient method for reducing off-task behaviors in the classroom, as well as increasing prosocial skills, while long-term follow-ups have indicated positive effects on a wide range of health issues.
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