One of my students is a senior in school, and she is an overachiever.
She gets straight A’s, is a cheerleader, plus is in many clubs… As a professor I have learned that even the best behaved, most well rounded students often have moments where they rebel or provide into peer pressure, i did an interest in class with my students where they needed to take out their cell iphones to participate in an interactive quiz, then 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 plus she said her Dad 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 plus her mother grounded her. Her punishment for using recreational marijuana included losing iphone privileges, having to take drug tests for recreational marijuana yearly before school, plus not being able to drive her car, but my student told me that she had a lapse in judgment plus this was her first time trying recreational marijuana. Her entire gymnastics team smoked recreational marijuana at a get-together over the weekend plus she was just trying to fit in with most people else. She told me that she wasn’t thinking straight plus she now regrets her decision to smoke recreational marijuana at that get-together. I thanked her for being tolerable with me plus I told her that most people makes mistakes plus it seems like she has already learned from her mistake of using recreational marijuana.