The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX) is a tool for teachers and students that
– Val Priller, Principal, Beardsley Elementary School
-Michael Clemons, sixth-grade teacher at Beardsley Elementary, Elkhart
- remarkably fewer problem behaviors.
- reduced risk for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
- fewer symptoms of depression.
- reduced rates of bullying.
- decreased suicide ideation and fewer attempts.
- decreased tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use.
- improved academics.
Also, teachers in PAX classrooms experienced:
- greater success in student engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management.
- reduced stress.
Elkhart County Statistics
Newly trained PAX teachers who fully implemented the PAX game reported a 73 percent decrease in negative behaviors.
Seventy-two percent of teachers who used PAX experienced an 85 to 97 percent reduction in the number of negative and disruptive behaviors.
Eighty-five percent of teachers experienced at least a 50 percent reduction in negative and disruptive behaviors.