“The mood inside the classroom changed from intense to exciting. I really enjoyed the activity, and I’m looking forward to our final exam in December,” said one student
“It’s supposed to be that the exam is stressful and fearful, but they made it more funny and wonderful. That’s why they excelled on our exam,” the teacher said
The pictures from the classroom soon went viral, with multiple news outlets picking up on the story. It may soon be that other teachers try this method out themselves!
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Professor Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz, a mechanical engineering instructor, thought of one of the most creative ways to prevent cheating during exams
Inspired by a Facebook post from 2013, she asked her students 2 days before their exams to make a simple hat to shield their view from other students’ work
The students went above and beyond what the teacher expected, dressing up as characters or crafting fashionable headpieces from materials found at home
Prof. Mandane-Ortiz had been searching for a “fun approach” to ensure “integrity and honesty” in her classroom, and it seems like she hit the jackpot
Not only did it prevent wandering gazes, but it also sparked the students’ creativity and made the exams less stressful and more enjoyable