Thursday, November 19, 2009

One Smart Cookie

Last week, after receiving about 5 very obviously plagiarized papers, I gave my students a serious lecture about how it is wrong to plagiarize and how dare they insult my intelligence. I made an effort to explain to them that teachers are much smarter than students give them credit. Today, I proved myself wrong.

After administrating a spelling quiz, I turned around to see that the entire list of words tested was posted on the wall. Right behind me. Not a single soul made a beep, a grin, or a giggle during the 15 minutes of me administrating the test. Their ESL teacher proved herself to be one smart cookie today, no doubt about it.

1 comment:

  1. So did all of them ace the quiz? ;)
    Don't give them TOO much credit, I remember when I was in high school, we had a pop quiz, and one of the questions was, "Which city boasts to be The City Of Lights?" Only two people got it... because they lifted their heads and the poster was right there on the wall. LOL