Metacognition curriculum: The Primacy of Sleep
Based on Cal Newport’s awesome misery poker I’ll decided to coin a new game “Sleep deprivation hearts” where hours of sleep are the trump, as in “I can take 3 hours of sleep,” “I’ll go for 2” and, “I’m going to pull an all nighter.” It’s pretty crazy how much my kids seem to love to talk about how little sleep they get, and pretty unhealthy in my mind as well.
It’s taken me some time, but I’ve finally found some resources I really like for tackling this problem head on. It starts with the reading below from the awesome book Nurtureshock, which is a wonderful science-based primer on how to raise children (it’s got a chapter about Dweck, so it has to be good).
As usual, I ask my students to answer a series of questions based on the article.
- Describe one of the scientific experiments in the article and its findings.
- How many hours each night, on average, do you sleep?
- If you think you get adequate sleep every night, how do you do it? If you think you need to get more, what is your plan for doing so?
- Anything else you wish to share about the article?