Cayuse Prairie program aims to create peaceful classrooms

By HILARY MATHESON
Daily Inter Lake | December 1, 2021 12:00 AM

Down a hallway to Cayuse Prairie School teacher Charles Wiest’s classroom, a series of handwritten notes called “Tootles” hang from the walls.

Jotted down on two of the notes are specific times a student showed persistence, or great participation in class.

“Tootles rather than tattles,” Cayuse Prairie Principal Amy Piazzola said with a smile.

Tootles are just one component of the PAX Good Behavior Game, which encompasses a set of strategies teachers can use in the classroom in efforts to reduce disruption while teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors linked to self-management, self-control and self-regulation.

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