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Back to the Routine

The Teachers’ Lounge

It’s back to school season which can be good or bad depending on your perspective. The time has come for students and faculty to prepare for the swiftly approaching return to school. Most kids have probably had minimal, if any structure over the summer. If we start right now, we can have our students back on schedules and ready for the first day of school. The following suggestions can be helpful as Summer Break winds down.


One of the best parts of Summer Break for kids and adults is sleeping in and staying up late. Pulling an all-nighter gaming or watching movies is awesome during the break, but not for the school day. Now is the time to get kids back on their school sleep schedules. According to data provided by the Mayo Clinic, school-age children require 8-10 hours of sleep for optimal functioning. Getting kids on a sleep routine that allows them to slumber soundly for at least 8 hours nightly will likely result in improved focus, better behavior and increased productivity in the classroom.



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