What starting time for school will benefit students the most academically, mentally and physically?
This question interests me because school takes up most of my time. I get home from school around 4:30 but school work doesn’t end there. Depending on the amount of homework I get, I usually go to bed late and in the morning, I get up early to leave my house at 7:15. During the school year, I’m less happy, less emotionally stable and very exhausted. I chose this question because I would like to understand why school can have a negative impact on student mental health.
My three steps of research:
1. Find articles/studies about how the starting time for schools impacts students.
2. Find information about school system in Finland and other school systems that have later starting times. Then, compare the happiness rate of students there to the rate in Canada.
3. Read about other people’s opinions on this topic and then, form a conclusion.
These steps are very useful to answering my question because it will educate me about this topic.
This question impacts many groups of people. Students, teachers, staff, family members of adolescents and entire communities are affected by the school starting time and sleep deprivation in general.