VIDEO: How to Deter Academic Dishonesty



Academic dishonesty. Fancy words for cheating. How can a teacher both confront it aggressively and be supportive to young students? By turning the situation into another of those “teachable moments.”


A harrowing moment


Questioning one of your students about possible cheating is one of the hardest things teachers do. The institution has its rules and you have your own personal integrity to guard. Can we turn it into a positive for everyone?


Yes. It comes from remembering what the true mission is. It isn’t law enforcement. The goal of any teacher and school is to empower students to think for themselves.


Here are some practical tips any teacher can use to deter and address cheating in the classroom. Some incidents are more serious than others, so it’s important to have a range of options.



Cut cheating but don’t poison the well





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