PAX provides positive behavioral supports in the classroom. The better the supports are, the fewer the referrals and problematic behaviors that will need to be dealt with by other programs like Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), or by school-based, disciplinary or special ed intervention teams.
The Common Core seeks to improve students’ higher-order thinking skills. PAX provides the foundation for those skills, helping children to develop voluntary control over attention, an ability to minimize distractions, and a tolerance for delayed gratification. With PAX GBG, children learn to work well with others; the Common Core outcomes are predicated upon students’ ability to succeed at a group level as well as individually.