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Something similiar
Old 12-30-2007, 01:26 PM
 

I've done something similiar to the previous posters in my K/1 classes. I explain the difference between telling and tattling, and I also teach them to use I statements. We role play and practice a lot with "I feel (hurt) when you (took my pencil). When someone tattles, I always ask them first if they've used their words. If they haven't, they know that's what they need to do first before I'll intervene. We also role play responses to I-statements. I never make my children say they are sorry, but I do tell them that if someone uses their words, it's their job to make them feel better. They ask "What can I do to make you feel better?" A lot of times it's simply, "stop taking my pencil." I think it makes a huge difference in the way the children interact.
One important aspect is the Responsive Classroom's Tagger's Choice rule. If someone says that their feelings are hurt, they are. You can't argue that you didn't do anything to them.
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