Ever since anyone can remember, school has started at around 7:30 am or earlier, and around 80% of schools in America start before 8:00 (Education Degree). Recently many studies have shown that school starting before 8:30 am is actually negatively affecting students. During your teenage years your body is making a lot of changes which causes your melatonin to change and that will cause your body to want to stay up later. When you mix late nights with early school times, students will not get the full 9 hours of sleep and many students end up deprived of the sleep they desperately need. This is causing grades to go down, depression, inactivity in daily life, and it’s even causing students to start drinking, smoking, or doing harmful drugs.
High stress levels can cause children to lose sleep and have nightmares. Many adults do not realize that children can become stressed when they sense their elders are overwhelmed. (Ben-Joseph) When children are in the middle of a stressful situation, they become a candidate for experiencing a terrifying dream. Staying the night away from home can cause a great
For many teenagers, the dreaded moment of the day is hearing their alarm clock sound at the crack of dawn. It indicates that they must get up and get ready for school, which can make this process even more dreadful than it already is. Since the invention of schools and organized learning, the days begin early in the morning, and end by the late afternoon. However, teens need more sleep than the average adult, and sleep deprivation in adolescents has become a more prevalent issue in today’s society. While the start time of schools across the world varies, numerous schools start at 8:30, 8, 7:30, or sometimes even earlier.
Based on information in the article “Homeroom Zombies,” many reasons have been found to be the cause of teenagers’ sleep deprivation, or loss of sleep. For example, adolescents tend to multitask three or four actions at a time. Some of these include after-school activities, homework, and part time jobs. Another contributing factor is school start times. Teenagers have to wake up at 6:30 A.M. just to be ready for school since most schools start as early as 7:15 A.M.
“Teens are at an important stage of their growth and development. Because of this, they need more sleep than adults. The average teen needs about nine hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well rested.” (UCLA) Rapidly changing bodies, and busy schedules, causes sleep be a challenge for teens. The of teens circadian rhythm is pushed back a couple hours, but because school starts early, this usually results in
Do kids really need to get up before daylight just to get to school on time? The answer is no. School should start later. We need more sleep for our brains to function right,also our circadian rhythm changes as we get older making us go to sleep and wake up later, too. One reason school should start later is that less than 20% of kids get the recommended hours of sleep-9.5 to 8.5 hours- and that causes problems in the classroom and teens who do not sleep enough are moody in the classroom.
Them having to get up around six or so for school is waking them up when they are in a deep sleep. Most teens need about nine hours of sleep at night and they don’t get that because of the school time being so early. Also, due to the start time of school being so early it is dark when some people leave for school or when they are out for the bus. That increases the risk of drowsy drivers on the road.
Many people argue whether school start times should stay the same or become later in the day. Most students already don't get enough sleep during the night and that can affect their learning experience in school (Wahlstrom). However some positive effects can still come from waking up early in the morning and getting to school around the same time. Although good can come from waking up early in the morning and sleeping in, students still need later school starting times to improve their overall health. Teenagers need more time to sleep based on the development of their brains.
The only difference between elementary school and middle school is more individual topics and recess. Recess is an enormass change that happens between elementary and middle school. Recess has a purpose, that middle school should not be able to take away. Getting better grades, calming aspects, and exercise are all reasons why middle schools should get recess. First, getting good grades is essential to getting the future that many people strive for.
Should schools start at a later time? Do teenagers have a better work performance in later times than in early times? I'm pretty sure most teenagers hate getting up for school.Most teenagers have trouble waking up and leaving their comfortable beds just to wake up early for school.Not getting enough sleep can lead to mad tempers and poor performance in class and here is why. Early school times prevent many adolescents from getting the sleep they need.It is more difficult for teenagers to go to sleep earlier in the evening than it is for younger kids.As a result,when it is time to wake up for school the teenager’s body thinks it is still in the middle of the night and hasn’t had enough sleep to feel restarted.Teenagers who do not get enough sleep night after night carry a significant risk of emotional and behavioral problems such as irritability and decision making; and lower overall performance in everything from academics to sports(SleepFoundation). Some people argue that school times shouldn’t be
Are you and the School Board aware that Melrose High School is apart of the 40% of U.S. schools that start before 8 a.m.? Are you aware that this early start time is harming the students at Melrose High School? After countless studies, sleep experts have determined a shift in adolescent sleep cycles. For a typical adolescent, their sleep cycle begins round 11 p.m. and continues through 8 a.m. With the early start times in place; adolescents are getting a 5 or 6 a.m. wake up call to get to school without being tardy. This only allows students to get 6 or 7 hours of sleep every night.
Most jobs go from 8-5, so teens wanting to get jobs would have to get up at 7 to get ready. So when they get up early, they are getting prepared for a job. Another reason that schedules shouldn’t be shifted is because teens should be going to bed and not partying. In order to avoid sleepiness, teens should go to bed early. Sleep loss could also be a hazard behind the wheel.
School Start Times I think this school needs a later start time. There are many times where students come in tired and not ready to learn. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need 8-10 hours of sleep a night to function properly. Also according to the National Sleep Foundation, when you are sleep deprived, you are as impaired as driving with a blood alcohol level of .08%, which is illegal for drivers in many states. That is like having a bunch of drunk people walk around a classroom trying to figure out a new concept.
Dewey and Adams’ writings are about to different things, but in some aspects they both share similarities. Dewey writes about the pros and cons of traditional and progressive teaching, not taking a personal stance on either. Adams on the other hand talks about how public schools is the greatest savior of the immigrant district, and that without school the immigrants would face trouble with the law and family matters in the future. What Dewey and Adams both agree is that education is most important for the youth. After reading Dewey’s writing I believe that traditional and progressive education can be beneficial but only at a certain age.
I would wake up usually around 7 a.m., be at school at 8 a.m., band practice at 3 p.m., work right after at 5 p.m., and get home at around 11 p.m. to prepare to do it again the following day. I was not only receiving a minimal amount of sleep, but was expending all that saved up energy the next day. I became angry and hostile very quickly. My sleep deprivation also affected the mesosystem and exosystem in relation to the microsystem. My parents were forced to deal with the resulting aggression and ill temperament that occupancies sleep deprivation.