This FREE online event was exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and offers insights into best practice in supporting children and adolescents to understand sleep and the importance of good quality sleep, as well as the potential impacts (positive and negative!) of screen time, building on the latest evidence base.
Research has shown that high-quality sleep has a positive impact on children’s mental health and their academic achievement, yet adolescents in particular may often not get enough sleep, which can negatively impact their wellbeing and performance. The debate about screen time and its potential impact on sleep and concentration has also been well-publicised, if not always in the most balanced way. As teachers and school leaders, it can sometimes feel hard to make an impact on these areas, as many decisions around sleep and screen-time routines are taken outside the school and within families.
Schools have an important role to play in raising students’ and teachers’ awareness about the importance of sleep and the impact of screen time on students’ wellbeing and their academic achievement. This webinar brings together teachers from a range of settings to share how they are supporting pupils in the school to understand why good quality sleep matters and how it can be achieved, as well as key considerations about screen time and its possible effects both on sleep and more widely.
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Event – Shared approaches – Padlet
Amy Sayer slides
Clare Erasmus slides
Alex McLean slides
Q&A session – Dr. Lisa-Maria Müller with Jan Forshaw and Jonathan Baggaley
- ACAMH Sleep Topic Guide
- ACAMH webinar watchback Ask the Expert ‘Screen Time & Mental Health – Balancing the positive with the negative’
- ACAMH webinar watchback ‘CAMHS around the campfire’ – Sleep, anxiety, and depression
- ACAMH podcast Adolescent Sleep: Stereotypes and Misunderstandings with Dr. Dean Burnett
- ACAMH research digest Sleep partially mediates the link between adverse childhood experiences and delinquency
- Sleep and Screen Time: Further reading and resources
- Mental Health Foundation – Our best mental health tips, backed by research
- The School Life – Sleep and Mental Health
- The School Life – Why you need an early night
- Chartered College of Teaching – Early Childhood Hub
- Chartered College of Teaching – Impact: A journal that connects research findings to classroom practice, with a focus on the interests and voices of teachers and educators
- Chartered College of Teaching – Research Hub: Research-informed content to support your practice
About the ‘Pedagogy in practice’ series
‘Pedagogy in Practice’ is a series of free online events exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and offer insights into best practice in supporting children and adolescents on a range of topics that form part of the statutory Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE curriculum). The series is delivered by an exciting partnership between The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and the Chartered College of Teaching – the professional body for teaching – two charities dedicated to supporting teachers to make a difference to the mental wellbeing of children and young people and deliver the best possible education.
This is second in a series of FREE online events exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and offers insights into best practice in supporting children and adolescents to understand sleep and the importance of good quality sleep, as well as the potential impacts (positive and negative!) of screen time, building on the latest evidence base. These sessions will build on previous webinars run by ACAMH, attendees are strongly encouraged to watch back the ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions, and in particular the topic of Sleep.
Visit the Chartered College of Teaching for details on membership and the benefits of being a member.
The Chartered College of Teaching
The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. We are working to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils.