I spent Tuesday at Malibu High talking to the 6th Grade about caffeine and other stimulants. . . Caffeine is a stimulant drug that is in many foods and drinks consumed in the US. I explained that stimulants are drugs that speed everything up; people often use stimulants because they speed up your heart rate,…… Continue reading MMS 6th – Caffeine and Stimulants
I had my first visit of the new year with the 6th Grade on Tuesday, and the topic of the day was decision making. As the kids grow up, they gain the power and responsibility to make decisions for themselves, and we started by talking about how peer pressure can sometimes make it hard to make a…… Continue reading MMS 6th – Decision Making
I was back at Malibu High this past Tuesday, and I spent my time talking to the 7th Grade about inhalants. You hear jokes about kids sniffing glue all the time, and you even see funny portrayals of inhalant abuse on TV, but the reality of kids and chemical fumes is actually quite scary. During…… Continue reading Malibu Middle School 7th – Inhalants
I spent Monday at Malibu HS talking about edible THC and marijuana products with the 8th Grade. We started by refreshing our previous discussions about marijuana with these bullet points: Marijuana is not a vitamin or a health food. Marijuana is a plant that contains the hallucinogenic drug THC. THC makes your heart beat faster and disrupts…… Continue reading MMS 8th – Edible THC Products
During my 3rd visit to the 7th grade, I talked about prescription drugs and prescription drug abuse. We live in a culture where all sorts of pills are available to any person that asks for them, and many of our homes are filled with all sorts of medications that could be dangerous if used improperly.…… Continue reading MMS 7th – RX Drugs
I returned to Malibu High to see the 7th grade and my day was spent talking about vaping, smoking and some of the other alternative methods that folks use to ingest nicotine. I started the discussion with a talk about how these products are advertised. Fifty years ago, there weren’t a lot of rules regarding…… Continue reading MMS 7th – Hookahs, Vapes and More!
I started the week out with the MMS 6th Grade. After meeting the new students and saying hello to my past students, I handed out their materials for the year: a STAR folder and name tag. After getting everything filled out, I talked to the students about starting middle school and I answered questions from…… Continue reading MMS 6th Intro and Time Capsule