Break the code of Silence

Target Audiences for All Topics

School Board members

District Administrators

School Administrators

Security Personnel


School Bus Drivers


State Administrators

Staff Development Specialist

  Bus Driver & Attendant On-line Courses

Dr. Nancy Blackwelder

There are two kinds of Administrators.

Those who have had a crisis....

And those who will.

  • It is invaluable as remediation for drivers or attendants having difficulty with student management issues, and/or
  • Employees who miss the annual state required continuing education program.
  • There is an “Are You There?”, function that prohibits jumping ahead or walking away from the computer. 
  • Employees can take the course on their down time or at home. 
  • They can stop at any time and return to the place they left off.
  • There are quizzes that must be passed with 80% minimum proficiency.
  • Upon completion of the course, participants can print a certificate that can be included in their file as evidence of participation.
  • Accepts all major credit cards, or fax a purchase order to 727-362-1984 along with your email address and a code will be mailed to you that allows access to the course.

How Bus Drivers Get Into Trouble Program 2

This is a 1- hour course to help drivers and attendants know where students hide weapons and drugs.

Participants need to know what they should do if there is a hidden or displayed weapon.

Warning signs for children who have the potential for violence to themselves or others are discussed, as well as, strategies for surviving hostage situations.

The course costs $12.95 per participant.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    • Understand techniques of empathetic, feigned confusion, paradox/unexpected, surprise comment, verbal control, and withdrawal responses.
    • Understand causes of stress, affects of stress and stress busters.
    • Take an anger self-assessment test.
    • Understand the nature of anger, dealing with anger, and strategies to keep anger at bay.
    • Learn what actions are recommended if the bus is ever taken hostage.
    • Learn survival techniques that give you the best chance of a positive outcome.
    • Learn active listening skills
    • Learn on-board procedures that give you the best chance of a positive outcome.
    • Learn what is expected of them if there is a concealed or displayed weapon on the bus.
    • Learn the warning signs of a student who has the potential to become violent.
    • Learn where students can conceal weapons.
    • Be exposed to different types of items that one may not recognize as a weapon.

Evaluation :

    • Chapter Quizzes


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