Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cheaters Never Win

Tuesday I gave a test in my Spanish classes....and when I graded them it became very obvious that three students had cheated. do understand that I teach SPANISH...right...well these three girls missed the exact same answers...and misspelled the exact same 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 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 will be an awesome test.  I have already started working on it.  Griefus...cheaters never win...and I know this first hand....I cheated 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.


Mary said...

it is amazing how kids think they are untouchable...and that consequences don't exist. Kudos to the parent for blowing the whistle!! And, let's hope that girl learns her lesson!

Sweet Tea said...

Good job, Teach.

Hey, I didn't realize you taught SPANISH!! My DD is taking Spanish II this year in our homeschool. We are using the Visual Link program. I'm trying to think of something (anything!!) I could add to "change up" the routine. Any ideas for projects, etc. I'd love to pick your brain!!