January 11, 2020
Dear Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes,
You know, there is credible evidence that high school should start later in the day and a variety of reasons why this could make school a better experience for students. What do you think? Does that sound credible to you?
Let’s watch the video below about this topic and discuss at Remind.com. Even a one-word response to the video would be a good starting place for a useful interesting discussion. (By the way, you can see what others have said at https://www.ted.com/talks/wendy_troxel_why_school_should_start_later_for_teens/discussion.)
Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxManhattanBeach, an independent event.