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Synchronizing education to adolescent biology: ‘let teens sleep, start school later’

Synchronizing education to adolescent biology: ‘let teens sleep, start school later’ | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
(2015). Synchronizing education to adolescent biology: ‘let teens sleep, start school later’. Learning, Media and Technology: Vol. 40, Neuroscience and Education, pp. 210-226. doi: 10.1080/17439884.2014.942666
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Wake-up call: help your teenage students see the importance of sleep

Wake-up call: help your teenage students see the importance of sleep | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A lack of sleep can hamper academic performance and wellbeing, but there are simple ways to help young people recognise its value
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Why Does the School Day Start So Early?

Why Does the School Day Start So Early? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, the CDC is chiming in: Schools should push back start times for the sake of kids’ health and academic achievement.
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Bill to move back high school start times gets traction

Bill to move back high school start times gets traction | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If the bill becomes law, high schools will be required to start school no earlier than 8:30 AM.
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Screen time 'harms teenagers' sleep'

Screen time 'harms teenagers' sleep' | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Any type of screen use during the day and in the hour before bedtime appeared to disrupt sleep - making it more difficult for teenagers to nod off.

And the more hours they spent on gadgets, the more disturbed their sleep became.
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Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Failure in School Among Teens

Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Failure in School Among Teens | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new Swedish study links lack of sleep among adolescents to an increased risk of failure in school.
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Want To Improve Test Scores? Start the School Day Later and Take Away Student Devices at Night -- THE Journal

When the school day starts later and students leave technology outside their bedrooms at night, grades and student health both improve due to increased sleep, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Minnesota.
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Study: Morning People Win

Study: Morning People Win | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students who went to bed late got lower grades and had more emotional distress later in life.
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Experts Make a Case for Later School Start Times

Getting adequate sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills in children and teenagers, experts and advocates tell a symposium in Maryland. Pushing back school start times helps ensure that they get enough rest.
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Later start times for middle and high schools gaining momentum in southern Maine - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Later start times for middle and high schools gaining momentum in southern Maine - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Fourteen districts send representatives to a meeting to explore the issue, which has growing support from parents and health care specialists
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Teens Need More Sleep, But Districts Struggle to Shift Start Times

Teens Need More Sleep, But Districts Struggle to Shift Start Times | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
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How Has Technology Changed the Way We Sleep?

How Has Technology Changed the Way We Sleep? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Are you a tech junkie? There’s nothing wrong with loving your favorite gadgets, but have you ever considered how your favorite technology might be negatively impacting other aspects of your life? Have you ever considered how the digital age might hurt your ability to sleep?
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Dem bill calls for study of school start times

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation directing the Department of Education to study the effects of later start times on high school students' academic performance.

Lofgren's measure comes after the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement last year that delaying school start times might help teenagers get more sleep, thereby improving their academic performance and overall well-being. Many high schools in the U.S. start before or around 7:30 a.m., sometimes before the sun even rises.

The bill, titled the Zzz's to A's Act, would require the Department of Education to submit the findings of the study and recommendations to Congress.

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Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep

Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. “Sleep Study Skills” can help our teenagers game the system — and get enough sleep.
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Another Study Fuels Movement to Push Back High School Start Times

Another Study Fuels Movement to Push Back High School Start Times | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Research from the University of Minnesota suggests adolescents may perform better and experience fewer problems when school starts at 8:30 a.m. or later so students can get more sleep.
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The Case For Later School Start Times

The Case For Later School Start Times | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Delaying the start of school by just 25 minutes could greatly increase the number of students getting eight or more hours of sleep a night, according to a new study.
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All in favor...

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
While mice sleep, their brain cells shrink, allowing cerebrospinal fluid to flow easily around them. The fluid can then clear away toxins. This finding appears to offer the best explanation yet of why animals and people need sleep.
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Happy Friday to all my chronically sleep-deprived colleagues (and their students)! I hope you all can sleep in tomorrow morning.

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Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying

Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Getting enough sleep is an under-valued but crucial part of learning. Contrary to students’ belief that staying up all night to cram for an exam will lead to higher scores, truth is, the need for a good night’s rest is even more important than finishing homework or studying for a test."

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Very pertinent for the week before midterms--perhaps you'll want to share this with your students?  Also, it's Thursday, which, if you tend to make do without enough sleep all week and then try to make up for it on the weekend, means that it's day 4 of sleep deprivation.  I, for one, could have really used a snow day today...

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