The Day Of High School

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No teenager enjoys awakening to the sound of a noisy and annoying alarm clock. Rising from bed at five or six a.m. with heavy eyes and stumbling to the shower is no way to start the school day, especially when having worked on homework until 11 or 12 p.m. Half asleep, high school students pour their cereal, eating and thinking like zombies. Even as they make it out the door, the sun is still down and the sky is still dark. Thankfully, once the students have eaten lunch, they are moderately awake and finally somewhat functional after being half asleep for the first four morning periods. This energy is enough to last a whole two to three more periods before the wonderful sound of the 2:30 bell. Is this really the best way to get the most of out the day’s lesson? Is there a way to increase the amount of energy students can have for those four morning periods? As much as students love leaving school as early as they do, there is better way to get the most of the learning experience, and the answer is more sleep. Because students are so tired in the morning and are not getting enough sleep, high school classes should start one hour later and end one hour later to encourage more sleep and give students more energy to learn. One important and considerable question regarding the validity of a one hour time shift is its effectiveness. Will more sleep in a student’s daily schedule really improve daytime functioning, or is it just nature for teenagers to be lazy and lack ambition?

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