Yesterday as I looked at the start times of the schools in my district, I wondered why elementary schools have the latest start times while the high school has the earliest start time.
Elementary age kids are early risers. They are rip-roarin’-ready-to-go first thing in the morning.
High school students, on the other hand, are not morning people. In their defense, their brains are telling them to stay up later while their bodies require as much sleep as infants.
Couldn’t we just switch out their start times? Would it make for better student learning?