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Trouble with Tattling?

Do you have students who aren’t clear about the difference between reporting and tattling? Is tattling driving you and your students crazy!!

I searched for resources you could consider using in your classroom to help students understand the difference between being safe and getting a classmate in trouble. I also found forms and created a couple more that you could use or adapt for your classroom. I tried to make a primary form that doesn’t require words and a form from students who are able to describe the situation in writing. Let me know if you have suggestions for modifying the forms!

Resources to Consider

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Reporting Forms

What do you do to help student report concerns without tattling just to get a classmate in trouble?

2 thoughts on “Trouble with Tattling?

  1. We use Kelso Choices with our students. We talk about if the issue was a big problem or a little problem. If it is a little problem they have to use a Kelso choice to deal with it. Kelso choices are things like walk away, work it out, take turns, find a friend to help, etc.

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