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STS Highlights December 2017

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Everyone at School Training Solutions would like to wish all of our customers and friends a safe and happy holiday season. As schools across the country are releasing students for winter break, remember to always be aware of your surroundings while driving and safely share the road with pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles, school buses, and other automobiles.

With the New Year fast approaching, remember to enjoy the season responsibly.

We look forward to an exciting 2018! If School Training Solutions can help you, your department, your district, or your state meet training goals please let us know.

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NEW Video!
School Bus Unauthorized Entry Tips

School Bus Unauthorized Entry Tips - Video

This video gives a brief review and tips to deter unauthorized entry of a school bus.

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Discounted Courses:

Inclement Weather and Adverse Conditions

Weather

Discounted Price: $30 $20

This course describes adverse driving conditions and discusses techniques bus operators should use to cope with these conditions and ensure students are transported safely and efficiently.

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Bullying Identification and Prevention

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Discounted Price: $15 $10

This course defines bullying and characteristics of bullies. It also details the effects of bullying from both a bully and victim perspective and discusses strategies to help prevent bullying.

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Cross-Cultural Communication

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Discounted Price: $30 $20

This course discusses the unique characteristics of communicating across cultural lines. It also discusses various cultural perspectives, and the skills and abilities needed to address them in the workplace and society.

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Top 10 Driving Pet Peeves

Top 10 Driving Pet Peeves Article

Have you ever seen someone texting while driving? In this article, we list out the top 10 gripes among American drivers and where they rank on the nuisance scale.

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Buses of Christmas Past - Infographic

Buses of Christmas Past Infographic

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

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New Courses: Diversity Training

Diversity Training (3 Hours/.3 CEUs)

New Courses: $45 Includes 3 lessons

Course Combo

Diversity in the Workplace (1 Hour)

This lesson focuses on the components of diversity and why it is beneficial to have diversity in the workplace. It also identifies the importance of tolerance and approaches that can be taken to build personal diversity skills.

Communication and Diversity (1 Hour)

This lesson discusses the distinct characteristics of diversity, culture, and cross-cultural communication in American society. It also discusses prejudice, stereotyping, and ways to improve cross-cultural communication in the workplace.

Tolerance and Respect (1 Hour)

This lesson discusses the characteristics of tolerance, respect, diversity, and prejudice, and describes the relationships between them. It also describes ways to recognize and overcome implicit and explicit biases.

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NAPT Conference Ends but you can still Discover New Ideas

  NAPT Conference Ends but you can still Discover New Ideas

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With the 43rd Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio finished for this year, many are still discovering new ideas!

If you would like to continue working toward an NAPT Certification, sharpen skills, or expand knowledge consider NAPT Online Professional Development (PDS) courses.

Each course is self-paced and can be completed when and where it is convenient, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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5 Ways to Help Stop Bullying

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5 Ways to Help Stop Bullying

Bullying has become a national epidemic with far-reaching consequences. According to dosomething.org, over 3.2 million school children are bullied every year. The results of bullying include everything from damaged self-esteems to declining school grades to suicides. With so many children at risk, it is crucial that adults become involved in fighting this problem. We can begin by learning the following five ways to help stop bullying.


1. KNOW what bullying is.

In order to help stop bullying, we first need to know what it is. How do we distinguish it from other forms of conflict? Bullying is intentional, aggressive behavior that is repeated over time. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power including things such as size, age, strength, social status, or in simply being outnumbered.

2. LEARN the different types of bullying.

When we hear the word bullying, we often picture the classic example of the school kid threatening to take someone’s lunch money. While this is certainly an example of bullying, many other forms exist. Here are four of the most common types of bullying:

  • Physical bullying involves physical actions such as kicking, hitting, tripping, pushing, or damaging personal property.
  • Verbal bullying includes name calling, intimidation, insults, racist or sexual remarks, or any other form of verbal abuse.
  • Social bullying is more subtle and seeks to humiliate someone or harm their reputation by lying, spreading gossip, or seeking to socially exclude them.
  • Cyber bullying is using electronic means such as texts, emails, or social media to intimidate, humiliate, or verbally abuse someone.
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3. RECOGNIZE the warning signs of bullying.

Recognizing the warning signs that someone is being bullied can help prevent further bullying. The signs of physical bullying, such as unexplainable injuries or damaged personal property, might be visible and relatively easy to see. Warning signs for other types of bullying are not so apparent or easy to recognize. They might include frequent headaches or stomach aches, difficulty sleeping, decline in school grades, not wanting to go to school, change in social patterns, or general changes in mood or behavior.

4. INTERVENE when you see or hear about someone being bullied.

It is important that adults intervene immediately when we see or hear about someone being bullied. Unfortunately, too many adults dismiss bullying with attitudes like “boys will be boys,” or “it’s best to let them work it out themselves.” When we fail to act, we send the message that bullying is acceptable. Not only will victims lose confidence that adults care about their situation, but other children will see that we do not take bullying seriously.

5. TEACH children how to keep themselves safe from bullying.

Because bullying affects so many children, it is important that we teach them strategies to help protect them from bullying. Here are some helpful guidelines to teach children:

  • If possible, walk away.
  • Talk to an adult you trust, and try to make a plan to stop the bullying.
  • As much as possible, stay away from places that bullying occurs. Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullies act when adults are not around.
  • Be careful what you post online, and tell your parents immediately if you receive any inappropriate texts, emails, or other messages.
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Bullying is a common parental fear that can be stopped. Implementing these five actions can be the first steps to ending this problem.

 

Discounted Course:
Bullying Identification and Prevention

Child AbuseThis course defines bullying and characteristics of bullies. It also details the effects of bullying from both a bully and victim perspective and discusses strategies to help prevent bullying.

Regularly $15.00 / Now $10.00

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STS Highlights November 2017




Bullying

5 Ways to Help Stop Bullying Article

Bullying has become a national epidemic with far-reaching consequences. The results of bullying include everything from damaged self-esteems to declining school grades to suicides.

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Discounted Course:
Bullying Identification and Prevention

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Discounted Price: $15 $10

This course defines bullying and characteristics of bullies. It also details the effects of bullying and discusses strategies to help prevent bullying.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Fun Facts Infographic

Did you know that no turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving or that Thanksgiving is the reason for TV dinners? Checkout our Thanksgiving infographic to learn more.

 

Active Shooter Response Training
(2 Hours/.2 CEUs)

Course Combo

New Courses: $30 Includes 2 independent lessons

Preventing and Responding to Active Shooter Events (1 Hour)

This lesson describes the characteristics of an active shooter event using the definition established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the foundation. It also discusses actions and procedures that can be taken to prepare for an active shooter event.

Understanding and Preparing for Active Shooter Events (1 Hour)

This lesson describes actions that can be used to prevent an active shooter event. It discusses appropriate responses to an active shooter event. Definitions and procedures established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security form a key portion of the content.

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Keep the kids entertained while learning with these fun coloring activities.


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Weather

Discounted Course:
Inclement Weather and Adverse Conditions

Discounted Price: $30 $20

This course describes adverse driving conditions and discusses techniques bus operators should use to cope with these conditions and ensure students are transported safely and efficiently.

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