Teachers debate benefits of teenage “lie-ins”

| 09/03/2009

(The Guardian): Headteachers have poured scorn today on the suggestion that all secondary schools give teenagers an extra two hours in bed by starting classes at 11am. Paul Kelley, the head of Monkseaton community high school in north Tyneside, wants to introduce a timetable where lessons begin at "about 11am" from September. The head, who is known for his groundbreaking teaching methods, including exercise sessions between short bursts of teaching, has followed the research on teenagers’ daily rhythms by Russell Foster, a professor of neuroscience at Oxford University.

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