good advice from 21k12

This guy, Jonathan Martin, could not have said it any better. It’s like he’s been reading my mind in the last 8 years I’ve been working on promoting academic honesty.  I’m in COMPLETE agreement with his four basic advice:

First, Promote healthy school culture and authentic learning.

Second,  Teachers matter enormously, and can have a huge influence over whether their students cheat by their pedagogical choices and styles.

Third,  we can help make the learning goals transparent.

Fourth, make integrity expectations explicit.

Fifth, Design less cheat-able assessments and assignments.

In the next few days, I’d like to comment on each of these… but for now, I just had to share the link to the article right away!

One of the comments in response to Martin’s article (as reported by Cory Docorow for boingboing.com) said

parents who demand standardized testing and “measurable” rote learning also instill a culture of cheating in their children at home.  Count on it.

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