Are Sleepy Students Learning?

August 8, 2015

“Only about 8 percent of teens report optimal sleep, and the majority—69 percent—report insufficient sleep.”

As the school year looms ahead, it is time to start adjusting from crazy summer schedules! A new school year means starting a new school routine, including earlier mornings. Of course, those early mornings mean earlier bedtimes to make sure everyone gets a full night’s sleep! The article below, written by cognitive scientist Daniel T. Willingham, talks about sleepy students and the negative effects of not getting enough sleep on student behavior and mood. Check it out!

“Are Sleepy Students Learning?” by Daniel T. Willingham