I caught one of my students cheating today.

He was cheating on a Mad Minute that he knows I don’t put in my grade book.

I caught him because I was standing behind him, watching him grade his own test. He knew I was standing behind him. I know he knew, because he acknowledged me.

“If you’re going to cheat,” I said, “at least spend the time cheating on something that counts and don’t be so bad at it that you do it when the teacher is standing behind you.”