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Posted on October 19, 2014 11:18 pm
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Victoria Neely
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A cheater or not
Ms. Case has a student that always looks at other students work when completing his work. For example, when asked to do a pattern, he will look at his neighbors pattern and copy their pattern. In small group when the teacher reads a book and asks questions he will only repeat what the other students say. There is no original thought or work for this student. When the teacher pulls this student for 1 on 1 instruction she is noticing that the student does not understand any of the skills being taught, but the student will yell saying, "Why am I doing this again I did this in small group and did it right?" How is she suppose to re-teach this student if he feels he has all the right answers when he clearly doesn't and he becomes uncooperative?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 19, 2014 11:43 pm

havebu
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Ask students to complete different tasks in small group. For example have them pull cards with math equations and work them out separately. Try not to allow him the opportunity to look at someone elses paper or work because they are not completing the same tasks.
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nydyra
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This is a good start, though I think further instruction should be added. If he's so dependent on other student's he may need special assistance outside of class.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 8:56 am

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Solution 2
Posted March 9, 2015 7:10 pm

Jonelle J
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Though I could continue to give the student the same assignments, I would be sure to question the student by saying, "Well what if I had this instead?" or "Now tell me something different you might do if..." That way he needs to think of his own unique solution, even if it means creating problems off the top of your head. I do this in my math classroom and that usually clearly separates those that know it and those that do not. Then, I am able to focus my attention on questioning those students to solve the same problem, but with different numbers, a different method, etc.
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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2014 11:39 pm

Robyn Davis
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I would have a conversation with the student that it's important for the teacher to determine if he can complete assignments or understands assignments independently.

Another approach is to tell the student that it's an opportunity for spiral review, and at some point, all students will review concepts that they've learned throughout the year.
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