To banish cheating in school, we must change the culture of school. To change the culture, we have to measure what matters.
Students don’t cheat when the culture values speaking up, asking questions, and making a difference to others, because cheating serves no purpose. When students are on a mission, pursuing meaningful goals, solving problems, and learning from mistakes, cheating doesn’t make much sense.
The behavior of children in a school is mostly determined by the culture of the school. The school culture is manifest in every aspect, including how students are greeted and welcomed, how adults spend their time and treat one another, the language people use, the symbols on the walls, the art in the halls, our rituals, what happens at assembly, etc.
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