Tuesday I gave a test in my Spanish classes....and when I graded them it became very obvious that three students had cheated. Now...you do understand that I teach SPANISH...right...well these three girls missed the exact same answers...and misspelled the exact same things....in ENGLISH! How sad is that? Since I did not catch them....I wrote a note on their tests and told them to watch it....but then the next day...a parent approached me and asked me if I was aware that students were cheating on my test. I asked her how she knew this...and she told me that she had seen it on her daughter's facebook page. I asked her to send it to me and she did....and there it was.....posted on facebook....during my test.....announcing that one of them was cheating on my test. Good grief....how stupid can you be? Obviously this student has not gotten the hint that anything you put on the web is public domain. So, yesterday....I announced to all my classes that I knew cheating had taken place and in the class where the cheating took place I rearranged the seating chart. Putting the facebooker directly in front of me. Her attitude stunk so I asked her to step into the hall. I joined her after about five minutes....told her I was very angry at her and dared her to ask me why. I think she got the point....she apologized for her behavior....I sent her back in the room and class went on. Let's see what happens on the next test...cause I can assure you...it will be an awesome test. I have already started working on it. Griefus...cheaters never win...and I know this first hand....I cheated once....got caught....I was a tenth grader....the teacher catching me was the best thing that ever happened to me. She made me come in in the mornings and work problems on her board...before cleaning them....I never had to cheat again....I learned Geometry....thank you Ms. Rizer for your object lesson. I have never forgotten it.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.