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Q: do you teach your students how to say no to drugs?

before i start i hope she is found safe and sound soon.

 

http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/videos/elisa-lam-strange-behavior-in-elev...

 

please watch the video. 

 

from my estimation, she was having a bad trip on coke or she tried meth. (i don't know anything about bat salt) 

 

this is exactly why when teaching students who plan to go abroad, i do 3 lessons, peer pressure, date rape and drugs. i think it is very important to make these lessons as true to life as possible (screw culture norms)

 

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  My students are all about 11 years old, we hardly ever talk about drugs. All jokes asside though, I respect your approach to preparing students for studying abroad.

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Your idea is precisely why I didn't get a job when interviewed at a High School dedicated to children who will go abroad. I wanted to cover these topics, but the school felt I would scare the children into not going abroad, and will ruin their revenue streams. With that said, I agree with you.

 

EDIT: It's best not to tell the school that you'll be teaching these lessons. Just go ahead and do it. It's extremely important.

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'Say NO to drugs' is matter of personal choice IMHO, and it is not easy to 'teach' or 'train' somebody to say 'no' or 'yes'.

I tell students bound to study abroad about drugs and unprotected sex in two hours class as an informative topic. Usually, we extend topic to longer discussions.

 

I don't think about cultural differences, when preparing student for studies abroad, and I never seek approval of School about the subject. 

 

crimochina:

in america, drugs are illegal.so it is not a personal choice. and 9/10 the person offering them drugs will be trying to take advantage of them in some way. so as a responsible teacher i'm teaching them how to say no.

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I just wanna know how the elevator door stayed open the whole time.  One of the Chinese netizens made a good suggestion, that perhaps someone was standing outside the elevator holding the up or down button.  In which case, this whole thing might be a hoax of some sort.

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those cali elevators are so relaxed man

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Sadly the story ends like this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282050/Elisa-Lam-Hotel-guests-drank-water-contaminated-Canadian-tourists-body-weeks.html

 

I can only applaude Crimo's idea on teaching youngsters about such dangers. I think the lesson is valid for China as well, although for China I would add organ harvesting as a reason not to get drink or put yourself in a situation where people can put stuff in your drink.

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Yikes....so not a hoax

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so sad

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I agree if this isn't being taught in school it should. Afterall, if they want a well educated student they need to learn this stuff. Peer pressure is important to learn because once you get to college there will be so many people and some of those people are there to just goof off and have fun. I know for that date rape you should teach them about going to nightclubs and watch out for people slipping something in their drink that dissolves. And I mean drugs go hand in hand with peer pressure and date rape. 

 

You could also teach them about the buddy system if they don't know about it. When going out always go with a friend never alone. I found that the people that got into trouble or murdered were those that either traveled by themselves or were just simply trouble makers. 

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There are cookies, bookies and too many rookies for me to sit here trying to be a hooky! Looky Looky don't call me a wooky. Touchy Touchy Feely Feely Spicy Spicy Nicey Nicey & that's what the doctor Ordered!!

 
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No, it would be redundant. A big part of their history education is designed specifically so that they won't take drugs from white people.

 

With this girl, my wife thinks that somebody is chasing her, and she's pushing a lot of buttons to throw them off. That doesn't explain, to me anyway, the way she was moving or that she was talking to herself.

 

Anyway, I don't think this girl was on meth or cocaine. Both of those are stimulants, and while here behavior is strange, it isn't manic. THC is a possibility, in that it can make a person feel paranoid, although they did find her dead in a water tank so it was probably justifiable, and is a mild hallucinogen. Still though, she'd have to take a lot of it. PCP, LSD,  or mushrooms seem more likely, if she were on drugs. But then of those the only thing you can overdose on is PCP. 

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That's a good plan but I don't preach about drugs. The students seem well grounded and I'm not Nancy Reagan.

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I think a Chinese student will be completely "green" first time abroad. It is purely the fact they are trained to fear everything and only stick together with other Chinese that means we don't see a lot of stories about them in the news

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Don't preach, don't tell the students "how to say no" that doesn't work, hell it sounds like a 1980's commercial.

 

Just tell them what the  drugs do, good and bad, the side effects, the costs (to them and society), give them access to the FULL picture and let them decide. We are dealing with people, intelligent human people, give them the information they need and most will make the best choice for them.

If indoctrination worked after this amount of time we'd have no drug problems.

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