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Plagiarism in middle school

Hey, tumblr educators and education-minded people!

It has come to light that plagiarism is kind of a big problem at my school. What is also a big problem at my school is that we do not have a plagiarism policy. 

I know, right? It’s 2013, we are a PBIS school, and we do not have a policy for academic¬†integrity.¬†

So my questions to you are:

1. Does your school have a policy on plagiarism and academic honesty?

2. What is your (personal or school) policy on the matter?

  1. queennerdsciencegeek reblogged this from mrskaaay
  2. mrskaaay reblogged this from everyfiredies and added:
    Hm, maybe putting them in the driver’s seat on learning the repercussions of cheating will help. We had a 3 day miniunit...
  3. eninsevil reblogged this from everyfiredies
  4. everyfiredies reblogged this from mrskaaay and added:
    Our school lets the teachers decide the consequences. Mine is a call home in which the student explains what happened...
  5. teachinginthemiddle answered: 0 on the assignment, note home to parents. happens again? issue goes to council for possible suspension/failure of course
  6. thisguyteaches answered: 1) No. 2) Automatic zero with parent contact. Student must make up assignment in morning tutorials.
  7. whirringg answered: I had to give zeros, log in powerschool, and on second offense will be detention/iss at my middle school. I have zero tolerance.
  8. ohyesjulesdid answered: We have an academic honesty policy. Infractions follow students throughout their time at the school, not just 1 year. I’ll happily share 411.
  9. enhanceandescape answered: I know it’s horrible, like what’s the big deal with bombings and shootings and suicidal teens when students are cheating on meaningless hw?
  10. melissaservinuribe answered: hey :)
  11. sweetbandnerd answered: Middle school is the time to teach and educate. We don’t have a policy. We educate and have them redo the assignment. Educate them in MS.
  12. girlwithalessonplan answered: I HATE PBIS. Yes, we do. Zero on assignment, zero on grade period, zero for class with each offense.