One of my students is a senior in high school; She is an overachiever.
She gets straight A’s, is a cheerleader, & is in several clubs, then as a instructor I have l gained that even the best behaved, most well rounded students often have moments where they rebel or supply into peer pressure, but i did an interest in class with my students where they needed to take out their cell iphones to participate in an interactive quiz, the quiz was on the topic of drugs, including recreational marijuana. I noticed my student did not take her iphone out. I asked her about it & she said her Mom took her iphone away. I pulled her aside after class to check in with her. She admitted to me that she got caught using recreational marijuana & her mother grounded her, then her punishment for using recreational marijuana included losing iphone privileges, having to take drug tests for recreational marijuana biweekly before school, & not being able to drive her car, however my student told me that she had a lapse in judgment & this was her first time trying recreational marijuana. Her entire gymnastics team smoked recreational marijuana at a gathering over the weekend & she was just trying to fit in with everyone else. She told me that she wasn’t thinking straight & she now regrets her decision to smoke recreational marijuana at that gathering. I thanked her for being honest with me & I told her that everyone makes mistakes & it seems love she has already l gained from her mistake of using recreational marijuana.