Nap attack

September 30, 2008

Well, teachers, welcome to the damn club:

MUNCIE — Like many Americans, teachers are running on a less than an optimal amount of sleep.

That lack of sleep could affect classroom teaching, according to a preliminary study by a Ball State University professor.

[. . .]

According to the analysis, a quarter of the 109 Delaware County teachers surveyed reported their teaching skills were diminished because of sleep deprivation. Half said they made errors because they lacked sleep. Sleepiness also caused teachers to be grouchy and forget words.

For what it’s worth, I can offer the teachers a bit of advice from my own school days. There was always at least one class in which it was possible to sit in the back row and catch a 5- or 10-minute nap.

Oh, wait . . .


One Response to “Nap attack”

  1. Bob G. Says:

    You don’t have to tell my WIFE that (who is a teacher)…
    And at the risk of defaming the south side of this fair city yet AGAIN, we can thank (?) all the BOOMCARS we have driving through our nieghborhoods until past 2AM for any sleep deprivation.

    BTW…I recall the class you’re talking about….
    (I also recall a teacher that had a damn good arm when it came to tossing a chalkboard eraser)


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