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Plagiarism - in my own words

September 8, 2021


"In your own words" 

"Cite your sources" 

"No, you can't just copy and paste that entire website as your essay." 

Things teachers say quite frequently when giving writing assignments. Well, hopefully not the last one, but we all know there are students who will try. 

Plagiarism can be a tricky beast to approach because it casts a wide net of what it's considered to be. So we're here to make it a little easier for you. 

Definition of plagiarism

Seems simple enough, but there are so many ways that a person can plagiarize without meaning to or even realizing it. Paraphrasing or changing words here and

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Go ahead. I'll wait. 

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Your first first impression will be when parents and students participate in Open House. No matter what it looks like, this first point of contact can set the tone for the year.  You may

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This past year has introduced a whole new level of challenges that we've never seen before. But challenges in the classroom are nothing new. These just have new names and virtual faces. Educators tend to be quite flexible and are generally ones who make the best out of difficult situations, which is why they – you – have been able to work through this year and come out on top of those challenges. 

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Our Current Favorite Classroom Inspirations

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By: Melissa Young, guest writer

With the pandemic forcing everyone online, maintaining connections with students has become harder than ever. Although challenging, keeping students engaged is still extremely important when creating a great learning experience. A good step is becoming familiar with online resources, and we’re here to help with that! We have curated a must-follow list of educators, authors, and other influential people that are sure to keep your classes (and timeline) lively!

Vicki Davis is a teacher in Georgia whose social media is full of articles to help organize