Videos on this topic:
- Frontline: Inside the Teenage Brain
- Why Later School Start Times Benefit Kids, Nancy Redd, Huffington Post, March 19, 2014
Dr. Kyla Wahlstom
Dr. Kyla Wahlstom, Ph.D., presents her landmark research on school start time across multiple high schools (urban and suburban) over a period of 6 years. Dr. Wahlstrom describes how she was initially skeptical about the start time project, and the remarkable findings of her study. October 3-4, 2013
From the same symposium some other, wonderful talks:
- Dr. Mary Carskadon discusses the biology of teen sleep
- Kenneth Dragseth, Ph.D, Edina School District (retired Superintendent) discuses Implementing Later Start Times
Understanding Healthier School Start Times, a presentation to the Biddeford Maine School Department by Dr.Joan Pelletier and Dr. Maggie Bordeaux, November 13, 2016
Decades of clinical research supporting later school start times for adolescents is abundant. What if all schools had this sign posted out front?
WARNING: Entering this school before 8:30am is not recommended by doctors. Doing so may cause obesity, diabetes, depression, high risk behaviors, suicidal thoughts, and decrease your academic performance.
Dr. Judith Owens talk, “The ABCs of ZZZs” addresses the community of Northborough-Southborough regional school district, one of many Massachusetts districts considering a change in school start time. November 2, 2015, 1hr 19min
Setting the Clock for School – Yale sleep expert, Meir Kryger, MD, talks about school start times, and the impact of sleep or lack of sleep on the academic performance of children and teenagers.
How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?, ASAP Science (refers to the sleep needs of adults – adolescents need an average of 9.5 hours of sleep each night)
Teens who don’t get enough sleep suffer physical and mental health problems CBS This Morning, Aug 25, 2014, 2min 33sec
Race to Nowhere Inspired Changes- Emery Weiner School, Race to Nowhere
The Harvard School of Public Health conducted a panel on sleep health and published recordings of several sessions:
Sleep Deprivation in Teens, Brian Engelbrecht
Why Doctors Support Later High School Start Time, Dr. Sandy Chung and Dr. Michael Martin join the “chorus of voices” in the medical community who support providing healthy and appropriate bell times for high school students.
TEDxRiverCity hosts Dr. Robert Stickgold from Harvard Medical School, who gives a talk on Sleep, Memory and Dreams: Fitting the Pieces Together