10 to 14 years

 Characteristics and Student Management Strategies for the School Bus

Summary:

-Early adolescence is a stage of development during which students experience the most dramatic changes since birth.

-Many challenges (biological and social) will affect students’ behavior on the bus.

-When transporting early adolescents, it’s important to stay engaged and address issues promptly before they escalate.

-Don’t make it personal when students try to push the boundaries and challenge authority—it’s their nature at this stage of development.