Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
One of the most frustrating events in my life as a teacher/mother is when one of my students/children would “tattle tail” about whatever! Do I hear any Amens?
This practice is quite common in the pre-school/kindergarten children and usually disappears by the time that they reached my 3rd grade classroom, thankfully.
Is it a result of sibling rivalry?
Given that fact (and annoyance) what should a parent/teacher do? Here’s a wonderful post from Parent Toolkit that gives some constructive advice, such as:
“If you are aware of specific challenges he has with peers, role play out simple responses or ways he can redirect his play in the moment to help him be prepared with his own strategies for school. Keep them short. Play act them and make it fun! This will help him remember the practice at school. You might say, “Stop. You know that’s wrong.”
The author also recommends that you share your concerns with your child’s teacher if that’s where the tattle tailing takes place.
In addition, if this telling is a result of bullying to your child, it needs to be addressed, for sure.
Here’s the link: