Cottonwood AZ (August 4, 2015) – Fifty-four teachers and three principals recently received training on the ‘Good Behavior Game.’
The Good Behavior Game program is a proven approach to managing classroom behaviors that rewards children for displaying appropriate, on-task behaviors. It is designed for kindergarten through fourth grade students. MATFORCE and the Arizona Community Foundation helped sponsor the training, which was held in both Prescott and Cottonwood.
Lori Deutsch, MATFORCE Grant Manager, said, “The Good Behavior Game teaches students how to self-regulate, how to work toward valued goals and how to cooperate with each other in order to reach those goals. It not only improves learning outcomes, but is also considered one of the most powerful prevention strategies that classroom teachers can use.”
This is the second year that this training has been offered in Yavapai County. Deutsch added, “We are excited about the success of this program. Last year, forty-five educators were trained in the program. The result was a 53% reduction in negative classroom behavior for the teachers who implemented the Good Behavior Game in their classrooms.”
The Good Behavior Game is an evidence-based program. More information on the program can be found at the GoodBehaviorGame.org.wesbsite. If you have other questions, please contact MATFORCE at 928-708-0100 or by email to email@example.com.