Making the Case for Assigned Seating Posted by crumpg on

Last spring I asked over 400 drivers what strategies they felt were most effective in managing student behavior on the bus.  I was expecting to hear ideas that were unique to each driver’s style, but the answers were overwhelmingly similar.   The top 5 suggestions included greeting students by name, building a rapport with each […]

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Character Education Conference 2011 Posted by crumpg on

Thank you to the CHARACTERplus organization for another great Character Education Conference!  This year’s event brought attendees and speakers from all over the country, united by their  common purpose of teaching good character to young people.  At the ZoeBus booth, I had the opportunity to visit with administrators, teachers and parents who voiced concerns about […]

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Bully Prevention Tips Posted by crumpg on

Students, bus drivers and administrators alike, often report frustration with how to address bullying on the school bus.  Unfortunately, the school bus provides the ideal setting for bullying, as the driver is typically the only adult on board.  With the driver’s attention primarily focused on the road, his/her options are limited for quickly dealing with […]

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