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Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Studies show that people who write their goals are more likely to achieve those goals. When was the last time you wrote down your goals? Create S.M.A.R.T. goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound.

Take a moment to reflect on 2019 and set the tone for a positive 2020. WRITE A GOAL and work to achieve it!

If STS can help in any way, whether with training, networking, advice, or guidance, please let us know.

Posted in Blog on January 16th, 2020. No Comments.



STS Highlights January 2020

STS Highlights: January 2020

If you don’t already know, January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It’s a hard topic to broach, but it is one that EVERYONE should take the time to learn about. Our friends at Busing On the Lookout and Truckers Against Trafficking provide the training resources you need to make a difference. We’ve also curated some important safety reminders and resources for the new year.

Please take the time to peruse the materials in this month’s STS newsletter. I truly believe they will help you usher in a great 2020.

All the best,
Patrick



January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

When building an army to fight a crime like human trafficking, the bus industry has a key role to fill. Here are some ways human trafficking intersects with buses.


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Emergency Procedures Flyer

Emergency Procedures Flyer

Recent events may have prompted you, your department, or your organization to reevaluate Emergency Procedures. Please feel free to utilize this Best Practices Flyer.

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Posted in Blog on January 14th, 2020. No Comments.



STS Highlights December 2019

STS Highlights: December 2019

Be safe during the upcoming heavy travel season. The winter holiday season can be very busy and exciting, but PLEASE remember to be aware of your surroundings while driving and safely share the road with pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, school buses, and other automobiles.

We hope this month’s selections provide timely reminders for driving and give you some inspiration as we approach the end of the year. Please utilize them as much as possible. We look forward to an exciting new year!

Grateful,
Patrick

Free Training to Fight Human Trafficking from Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)

Free Training to Fight Human Trafficking from Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)

A very busy travel season is days away. As we are ALL on the road, remember to watch for signs of human trafficking and report as necessary. Human trafficking is inherently a hard topic to talk about or even acknowledge. This BLOG post discusses a free training program and certification that should be completed by, frankly, everyone.

 

 
Buses of Christmas Past

Buses of Christmas Past

Explore the evolution of school buses – from the horse-drawn carriage to the modern school bus.

 
Best Practices if Pulled Over

Best Practices if Pulled Over

If you are stopped by a law enforcement officer, follow these best practices.

 
Autism and the School Bus

Autism and the School Bus

With the increase of children identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder, consider these behavior management techniques for those who ride the school bus.

 
History of Pupil Transportation

History of Pupil Transportation

Children have been transported to schools by unique vehicles since the 1880s. See the progression in this quick video.

 
Posted in Blog on December 12th, 2019. No Comments.



The Benefits of Online Training

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Benefits of Online Training

According to eLearningIndustry.com’s Top 20 eLearning Statistics for 2019 You Need to Know, 77% of U.S. companies used online learning in 2017. Companies and organizations are realizing that eLearning speeds up training and employees are much more likely to remember what they’ve learned. Online courses and lessons continue to grow in popularity and acceptance as an effective method of training.

Have you considered adding an online training component to your current training/professional development program? We can help!

There are various benefits to online training when compared to conventional classroom training.Take a look.

Be sure to visit the School Training Solutions website at http://www.schooltrainingsolutions.com. A division of Smart Horizons, STS offers a comprehensive range of online training organized to meet both state mandated in-service training requirements and the professional development training needs of all school district employees.

Posted in Blog on November 22nd, 2019. No Comments.



STS Highlights November 2019

STS Highlights: November 2019

Past years, the National Safety County has estimated over 400 deaths and more than 52,000 injuries in car crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period. This year, remember to take the extra time, remain vigilant on the road, and arrive safely to your holiday destinations. Enjoy this month’s selection of resources. We hope they provide timely reminders for driving and give you some inspiration as we approach the end of the year.

Hopeful,
Patrick

Things You've Forgotten Since Driver's Education

Things You’ve Forgotten Since Driver’s Education

As you are on the road for the busy Thanksgiving holiday, remember these important road laws & regulations.

 
NAPT Certifications

NAPT Certifications

Wherever your profession takes you, there’s a NAPT credential that will get you there faster. Learn more about the 5 professional certification designations NAPT currently offers.

 
For the Kids

For the Kids

Print, make copies, and use this fun activity sheet to engage the kids on your bus.

 
Redefining Heroes

Redefining Heroes

While fictional superheroes are all over movies and TV, real, everyday heroes are driving school buses.

 
Autism Behavioral Management Techniques

Autism Behavioral Management Techniques

The CDC estimates that about 1 in 59 children are identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Consider these behavior management techniques for children on the spectrum riding the school bus.

 

Posted in Blog on November 14th, 2019. No Comments.



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