The Problems That Teachers Of Adolescent Age Students Face

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It is a known fact that one of the problems that teachers of adolescent age students face is that the students are too tired and exhausted to pay attention to what they should be learning and being taught in school. Students are not getting the needed sleep their bodies and mind require for them to be functioning properly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Five out of every six middle schools and high schools nationwide start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m., making it difficult for teens to get the sleep they need to be healthy” (Cox, John Woodrow, and Emma Brown). This statistic shows that five out of six students are too tired to pay attention in school. I work in the Jordan school district as a para educator. Monday through Thursday middles schools in the district start at 7:00 A.M. and end at 2:30 P.M. On Fridays schools start at 9:00 A.M. and end at 2:30 P.M. What I have observed is Monday through Thursday the students are consistently less attentive in class and struggle with attendance issues. On Fridays when school starts later the students have less attendance issues and they are more attentive and participate more in class. Just observing my school, I see that maybe changing school start times every day would benefit the student’s academic performance. It is my proposal that Jordan School District make a permanent change to the start time of their middle schools. I have found multiple case studies that schools in other states in the US
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