Tired students

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Sweltering classrooms as the outside temperature spikes into the mid-eighties, babies with fevers getting IVs in hospitals, texting or gaming through the night — the causes for my drooping students are many. Tell-tale red eyes look up at me, lids at half-mast. Seating charts can be used to keep behaviorally-challenged students on task. I find I am also using them to keep certain students awake. While we can’t control all the controlled (or uncontrolled) substances, the heat, or sick kids, I wonder if we could seize a few electronics before bed.