Total time for this module: 50 minutes
The school bus driver sets the stage for how things will go on the school bus and throughout the students' day. Safety starts with the driver and a driver's attitude predicts how the students will behave; a driver's “baggage” shouldn't get carried on to the school bus. School bus drivers also need to pay attention to other drivers and their attitude changes and know what to do to get help.
At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:
1. State the impact the school bus drivers' attitude has on the way they drive and handle the bus, how the students behave, and how the drivers feel about the job
2. Describe what they need to do to reduce stress on the job.
1. Your Role as a School Bus Driver
2. The Stresses of a School Bus Driver
3. What to Do
Overhead projector and screen
Flipchart and markers
Tips for Maintaining a Good Driver Attitude, Handout #1
Local polices and procedures
NOTE: Where it is appropriate, add information about your policies and procedures for students with special needs.