As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to make extra cash.
When I was given an opportunity to teach a night time substance use class I was excited.
The class is for any student in the district who gets caught using drugs on campus for the first time. Instead of the students being expelled, they have to sit through the course with their parents or guardians.The class that I taught was for students who got caught using recreational marijuana as well as vape products in school, and some of the students were caught physically in the act of using recreational marijuana as well as vape products, as well as some were caught with recreational marijuana as well as vape products in their possession. As you can imagine, the students were less than delighted to be in our class. However, the parents as well as guardians made sure they behaved. This was a better alternative than being expelled; Even though this class was an alternate form of a punishment, I tried to make our lessons engaging for both the students as well as parents. I created many activities about the side effects of using recreational marijuana as a teenager, then one interest that I created was to show the effects of recreational marijuana on the teenage brain. I showed students as well as parents a slide of about twenty random pictures. I let them write down as many things as they could in a hour. Then I had them hide their list. This next time I played harshly loud as well as annoying music as well as stood in front of the list, purposely trying to distract students. This time, they had to write the list of what they remembered in fifteen minutes separate from looking at their other list. Many students could not remember the pictures when distracted which shows what recreational marijuana can do to short-term memory.