Sleep is essential for students to achieve their academic potential. Not only does a good night sleep prepare us for an active day of learning, it is during sleep that memories are reinforced and learning is consolidated.
As the dog days of August approach, we collectively begin to redirect our attention from family vacations and summer camps to a return to school, complete with school supplies and new clothes shopping.
In no way do I want to add to the burden of the already-filled-to-the-brim new teacher stress bucket. I do, however, want to share just 20 tidbits which I hope will help ease new teachers into a fun, successful school year.
Admit it, Mom and Dad: You've gotten lax over the summer. Bedtime for the kids has gotten later as has the call to rise and shine. But now the youngsters are going back to school, and it's time to get the whole family back into a healthy routine.