Statistics show that teenagers need 10 hours of sleep each night. Well, mostly all teenagers have busy schedules and don't get 10 hours of sleep each night. I know I don't! So if this fact is true, why won't teachers let their students fall asleep in class? I have American Studies 7th and 8th period and I won't lie, I'm wiped out by then. I get so tired and it's really hard to pay attention. Mr. McCusker always tells my class that if he didn't care about us, then he would let us sleep. Now I understand that but at the same time, it's our future on the line. We need to be responsible for ourselves because in college and in the real world, people won't be constantly telling us to wake up or stay on task. Not that I don't appreciate your kind efforts, Mr. McCusker!!!
I know there has been talk before about starting school later because our brains don't start to really function until about 10am. If this is so, why do teachers expect us to pay attention and comprehend new things so early? My first period class is French. I barely know English that early in the morning. How am I supposed to convert over to French?!?!? I don't like sleeping in class, but I always wonder why teachers don't let their students sleep in class. The students should be responsible enough to stay awake, and if they can't, then that's their own problem!
After reading this, what do you think? Should teachers let their students sleep in class? Should students just go to bed earlier? Why or why not? Feel free to express your opinions!
Haha I liked this photo! =) Explains most of my classes!