(NPR) Behaving well in elementary school could reduce smoking in later life. At least, that's what hopes, and it's putting money behind the idea.
Danebo Elementary in Eugene, Ore., is one of 50 schools receiving money to teach classes while integrating something called the "Good Behavior Game." Teacher Cami Railey sits at a small table, surrounded by four kids. She's about to teach them the "s" sound and the "a" sound. But first, as she does every day, she goes over the rules.
"You're going to earn your stars today by sitting in the learning position," she says. "That means your bottom is on your seat, backs on the back of your seat. Excellent job, just like that."
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