This needs to be changed because so many children miss out on school lessons that may be beneficial and when they do the make up work for it they don’t get the same learning experience. Adding extra time in the morning should be able to build up a child’s health and that can change the amount of nonattendance in school records drastically. There are many psychological effects of sleep deprivation in attendance such as that students will lack motivation to learn, anxiety levels will start to rise, and even depression will show up in some cases. Sleep is very important to put on a good performance in and out of the classroom and if students don’t have the right motives, they will not do their best. Fatigue from sleep only encourages their bodies to shut off, making more and more students feel sick, tired, ache, and hurt.
Delaying Starting Time Do you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning to go to school? Did you doze off in an important class? Consider this: What if schools started too early? Usually High School and Middle School starting times begin at 7 A.M in the morning, making teenagers wake up around 5:00 A.M to 6:30 A.M. causing teenagers that stayed up last night weary and fatigued when they arrive at school. Sleep is an enormous part of growth, health, and prevention of stress, think about what happens when you lack sleep.
But overtime, early start times have developed negativities in the lives of adolescents. While some administrators are concerned with schedule changes, it is proven that current school start times can damage a student’s learning environment, the sleep deprivation developed can lead to larger health risks, and the consumption of
Most middle schools and high schools start school between the times of 7:30-7:45. Teens are very tired and do not want to go to school because of how early they have to wake up this has caused there to be many tardies to school. Mt school starts at 7:45 and I still think that we should push that start time back. A reasonable start time would be 8:30 and ending time would be around 3:50. This would cause teens to get much more sleep and not be as late to school.
“Sleep is believed to reinforce learning and memory,” and students “perform better on mental tasks” when they have the right amount of sleep and are not sleep deprived (Richter). Students cannot learn or mentally achieve their most excellent abilities in school when they are sleep deprived. If students are always coming to school exhausted, they will never know what they are truly capable of learning. Three thousand students were surveyed and the results showed students with higher grades received more sleep than those who stayed up later (Richter). Many schools wish to improve their student's grades and take more interest in the academic excellence of their students.
School should start later because sleep deprivition is a big problem that can lead to many consequences in children and teenagers. Some extra time to be able to rest can be very beneficial and starting later start time can
There have been studies on how the time of the day affects the pupil's productivity. IQ's for teens are significantly lower in the morning. Their circadian rhythms affect their learning ability and performance, which can lead to depression among many students because of too many low grades and tiredness. This conclusion was made due to the fact that college students work better in their later day classes (Shapiro). This could lead to a better chance of making it to a university that students have been dreaming to go.
Other schools have already started to start later like at eight and those schools showed improvement. Starting the schools later can improve how the students do in class. Sometimes there are kids at the middle school that fall asleep in class. They usually fall asleep since they don’t get enough sleep the night before. High schoolers are the ones that fall asleep the most.
The study also showed that the students who had trouble sleeping or who did not get enough sleep were twice as likely to fail at least one class. This risk could be avoided if schools would start earlier and allowed students to get the recommended nine and a half hours of sleep they physically need. Scientists have found that earlier bed times, more sleep, and later rise times were associated with higher grades. Studies done by various groups have found when core subjects and sleep patterns were studied in relation to each other, that math was the most commonly affected. In the end, school should start later than it already does in order to increase the quality of life for teenagers.
At this point in a teenager’s life, their internal body clock is not functioning properly. Their body clock is set different from the other age groups, such as adults and children. It’s proven that teenagers just naturally want to stay awake in the later hours of the night, and then sleep in later in the mornings. According to a National Sleep foundation poll, at least 28% of teenagers fall asleep in their first class of the day. Someone could argue that this just makes going to their first class a complete waste of time.
For this debate I am debating why school time should stay the same. J.C.M.S middle school in Sierra Vista has a delayed start time of 9:00 a.m., and finish school at 4:00 p.m. This affects the children who are involved if afternoon sports, most time not getting out until 6:00 p.m sometimes later. If you have homework that same night after spending two hours doing a sport you might procrastinate and not do your homework at all or you will be tired and end up making mistakes that should not have been made. An earlier start time ensures an earlier release time letting sports start earlier and homework being done at an earlier time while not as exhausted from the day.
Many students are not getting the right amount of sleep. If schools start later children will pay more attention in class, which will help them get better grades. Schools should start later in the day. First, schools should start later because many kids are not getting the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of nightly rest. A poll performed by the National Sleep foundation discovered that nearly 6 in every 10 middle school students
A good number of adolescents are lacking sleep and are performing poorly both academically and physically. As a result, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pushing educational policymakers to make middle and high schools start later in the morning (Richmond). Students show up to class seriously lacking sleep and the early start times cause them to have to wake up at hours that contradict their internal clocks, which are rhythms that determine sleep patterns. Less than half of the 10th graders get even seven hours of sleep, which is already less than the recommended hours of sleep for an adolescent (Richmond). Even if teenagers go to bed earlier, their school start times are becoming more early as they advance through grades
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.