- A teacher shared an ingenious strategy which, according to her, would eliminate or avoid cheaters
- She explained that the technique is to conduct short quizzes on a small piece of paper
- The teacher said that she has been receiving positive feedbacks about the plan
A Senior High School Faculty member in a known university in Calamba, Laguna posted on Facebook about her plan to avoid or eliminate cheating during her classes.
KAMI learned that the teacher, whose name is Netherland Retusto, called her strategy as Oplan Iwas Kalokohan.
Under the said tactic, the teacher asks for a 1/32 piece of paper to serve as the answer sheet of the students whenever they are having short quizzes.
Retusto explained that what she meant by “short quizzes” is those ranging from 10 to 20 items.
“There is no DepEd Order or a Republic Act that restricts a teacher from doing this one. Do not get me wrong,” said the teacher.
The SHS Faculty member admitted that she has been doing the same technique for one year already because she wants to avoid the unavoidable which is cheating.
"I don't want my students to take revenge from the mistake that I did from my past because I cheated when I was a student,” Retusto bravely confessed.
The teacher cleared that before she implemented the “small-piece-of-paper-for-a-quiz” strategy, she made an agreement with the students that the paper will be accepted no matter how big or bad the writings on it are.
She also makes sure that the strategy is working good by asking her students for their feedbacks.
“I always hear positive comments like: ‘It is cute,’ ‘Nakaka-excite po, Ma'am,’ ‘We are challenged,’ and ‘It is quite interesting,’” the teacher shared.
A student even confessed to her that he cannot really cheat during quizzes because the paper is very small and he can hardly see his seatmate’s answers.
“I had my conclusion that I should continue doing this Oplan Iwas Kalokohan for the whole academic year again though this is just one way to avoid the ‘pangongopya’ but it still works,” Retusto said.
The strategy attracted varied reactions from netizens. Some say it will not work but others believe it is a good idea to avoid cheating.
“Ang galing po ma’am! Nakatulong ka na din po kay Mother Earth,” a netizen appraised.
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