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Margaret Raymond Driscoll is a nine-year Melrose School Committee member who is passionate about excellent teaching and learning for all public school students, and considers it a privilege to collaborate with others who share that passion. You can also follow her on Twitter at @MargaretDrisc. Just to be clear - opinions expressed here do not represent those of the Melrose Public Schools, the Melrose School Committee, or the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials - they are hers alone.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Read this before you go to sleep.....

There are so many elements of the learning process that are out of parents' control, so it's nice to know there are a few left that are in our control. We need to get our kids to bed and to sleep in order to help them learn and remember.

This NYT's Motherlode blog post from 10/16 details what parts of the sleep cycle best support different types of retention - great advice when your child is finishing that last bit of homework (and simultaneously texting her BFF's) way after her regular bedtime.

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/want-to-ace-that-test-get-the-right-kind-of-sleep/?emc=edit_ml_20141016&nl=style&nlid=67805423&_r=0