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Old 11-17-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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I had a very nice fifth grade girl who made a very bad choice and cheated on something. I caught her, talked to her and she is upset and remorseful. I want her consequences to fit the offense and teach her something. Because this had to do with reading (long story), I plan to have her read a book where the main character cheats and faces consequences and write me something about the theme. Her parents are 100% supportive about whatever I decide her consequences are. Does anyone have a book suggestion?


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why are you doing all the work?
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I think I know your intention behind all this but do you really have the time? Just give her a consequence like every time she takes a test, make sure to isolate her or have her do an activity on her own more. Something along those lines? You may want to tell her how she plans on earning your trust back.
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I would give her a zero on the assignment she cheated on.

If she's remorseful, let it go. Why do you want the child to suffer if she has learned her lesson? It was a bad choice, and she shouldn't be shamed.
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Im surprised there are negative responses to this. I think it's a great idea. There's one called The Cheat by Amy Goldman Koss if it's an older kid. "I repeat, don't cheat" by Margery Cuyler if it's a younger child.
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Okay, I didn't ask for advice for the consequence. I have my reasons why I am asking her to read something. The consequence fits the crime and the child. I am not shaming her. No one but the girl and her parents and myself know about the incident. I just asked if anyone knew of a book where the character cheated.


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I think we posted at about the same time lol. I gave you two suggestions right above your last post. Just wanted to make sure you didn't miss it.
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Thanks, Spedhed!
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true, shame happens naturally
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Like what happened to Mrs. Trump's plaigiarised speech debacle. Yep, it's better that they shame themselves in public later.

With the time you're spending teaching this young lady a lesson, students who work hard at doing well and keeping their integrity need just as much care.

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I think it's your info about her showing remorse that made people comment on the consequences.

Good for you on giving her consequences. Remorse won't fix things as she gets older. Better she learn the lesson now while the consequences are relatively small.

I have the perfect book on the tip of my tongue, but it doesn't want to come to me. I'll check my library and get back to you.
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Old 11-17-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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With the time you're spending teaching this young lady a lesson, students who work hard at doing well and keeping their integrity need just as much care
And why would you assume that they are not being shown just as much care?


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I don't know any books on this topic, but I wanted to say that I like this consequence. It will cause her to further reflect on her actions, which is very important. I hope you find a good book for this lesson.
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:17 PM
 
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Yeah, funny how Michelle Obama never caused the same type of debacle over her plagairized speech. Some people are never held responsible. To op, great assignment for your student.
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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I Repeat. Don't Cheat.
It is about knowing something is wrong but not wanting to lose a friend.
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:49 AM
 
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Thanks for the supportive responses. I chose the book The Cheat by Amy Goldman Koss. The librarian is getting it for me by Monday. Both the parent and the student agree that this is a fitting consequence and a good lesson for the student. I have to say I am a little shocked at the negative responses I got for the original post. Even if a someone shows remorse that doesn't mean they don't have to deal with consequences, and the idea that I was neglecting my other "students who work hard at doing well and keeping their integrity," upset me. Just because I am spending time helping one student learn a lesson, doesn't mean I am not paying attention to the rest of them. I usually find this board supportive. I was surprised at judgmental tone of some of the posts. Thanks again for those who were helpful.
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Old 11-19-2016, 06:17 AM
 
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Great idea, Sam5! You're the kind of teacher who truly makes a difference. Thanks for all you do!
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I don't have a book, but I wanted to say that it is a good consequence. She needs to learn that cheating only hurts herself in the long run.
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