I waved at the school bus driver this morning…she didn’t wave back. She rarely does…too busy driving.
More children would voluntarily ride the bus if the driver was less of a driver and more of a person…a person who’s purpose was to engage, show interest, teach and delight. Children spend hundreds of hours on the bus…to get to the place where learning is supposed to happen. Why can’t it start on the bus?
As an aside…bus drivers are everywhere. They’re disguised as bank tellers, front desk clerks, DMV employees and tech help center agents. Often hired for function over care. What a wasted opportunity…what a shame.