Scene: test day. Teacher (me) goes over formulas needed to make them fresh in mind before handing out test. Students take test, go on merry way. Later that day, I am approached by a coteacher who found writing on the desk. It was said formulas. I confronted the student and here is our conversation.
Teacher: is there anything that you want to tell me about the test?
T: writing was found on the desk. In your handwriting. It was the formulas that were needed.
S: well you told us them so I thought it was okay.
T: you thought writing answers on a desk was okay.... you realize that's cheating? I could give you a zero and write you up.
S: no. You told us the formulas. I was just writing them down so I'd remember for the test.
T: ...thats cheating. I'll talk to you tomorrow about the consequences.
The next day...
T: so I decided to give you a zero for the questions... (cut off)
S: I checked the student handbook. That's not cheating.
Submitted by: Liz