12 Crazy And Clever Ways Students Have Tried To Cheat In The Classroom

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As a teacher, there are so many red flags to look out for in the classroom from a fight between two kids that is about to break out, to a student having an allergic reaction and requiring medical attention.

But it always helps when theadult is passionate about enriching the lives in his or her classroom each and every day, no matter what obstacle comes their way. Take this teacher, for example, who notices that their quadruplet studentsare always hungry and decides to take action.

And although it’s great when the schooling is donewithout hassle, tough love is sometimes necessary in order to teach children at a young age right from wrong.

This especially applies to an act that will most likely catch up to them in life cheating.

We’ve gathered 12 bizarre and some might even say, clever ways students have tried to cheat on tests. Maybe knowing what to look for will help teachers catch the problem right away!

Did we miss any crazy cheating methods that you know of? Comment below, and

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1. Rolling Labels Inside Of Pens


You know those see-through pens that show the spring in the middle? You definitely want to watch out for coded messages in there.

2. Writing On The Sticky Part Of Water Bottle Labels


This is a similar concept to the trick above, but uses a water bottle’ssticky labelinstead sneaky, sneaky.

3. Leaving Backpacks Open With Notes In Plain Sight


See the backpack right at the feet of your student, innocently opened? Zip that thing right back up!

4. Leaving One Hand Free By Stuffing The Sleeve


While taking a test, students have stuffeda shirt sleeve with another shirt to make it look like both hands are resting on thedesk. But in reality,they have one hand free that they can sneak down their shirt and use to go on their phone.

5. Using A Stunt Double


Although twins arelikely to do this more than others, it’s always good to do roll call and double check the right faces are in the right seats especially in large classrooms.

6. Pretending The Cheat Sheet Is Simply Scratch Paper


Some kids come into class with scratch paper that, well, isn’t necessarily scratch. They try to use an already filled out piece of paper when extra paper is allowed.

7. Writing Answers On The Nails


This one takes time,but where there’s a will to cheat, there’s definitely a way.

8. Stuffing Note Cards In Shirt Sleeves


This one is pretty self-explanatory, but just keep a look out for white pieces of paper poking out of clothing.

9. Writing Answers Under Bandages


Although it’s impossible to tell if there’s a scar hiding under his or her bandage, keep a close eye out if they are constantlychecking it. An injury might not be the only thing under there!

10. Concealing The Phone Inside A Calculator


If the test requires a scientific calculator, make sure you do a walk by and double-check the screen. It might not be showing the usual calculations that you would expect!

11. Checking The Watch Way Too Often


With all the new technology out there, cheating is easier than ever before especially thanks to high-techwatches. If you notice a student checking theirs more aggressively than usual, make sure they’re checking out the time, not the Internet.

12. Scribbling On Rubber Bands


When you write words on a stretched out rubber band, all you can see are dark shapes when you release it. So rubber bands on wrists might be more than a fashion statement if you would even call it that.

Have you seen or heard of any other tricks that may be up students’ sleeves whether literally or not? Let us know in the comments below, and

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